The Maze Agency is back! The Eisner- and Harvey-Award nominated series by creator Mike W. Barr (writer/creator of Camelot 3000 and writer of Batman: Son of the Demon) joins forces with artist Silvano Beltramo to return to the world of everyone's favorite comic book detective team. Jennifer Mays, sophisticated New York private eye and owner of the Maze Agency and her paramour, Gabriel Webb, somewhat scruffy true-crime writer and amateur sleuth, romance, solve crimes and catch killers in fair-play detective stories that the reader is challenged to solve before they do! In their latest adventure, someone is stalking the set of a slasher movie series. Jen and Gabe have to figure out the killer's identity and true motive-before they become the killer's next victims!
"I grew up reading THE MAZE AGENCY back in the 1980s when I was in high school," said Scout Comics CEO Brendan Deneen. "I loved the world that Mike created, a kind of comic book version of Moonlighting. And the art was always spectacular. I never would have thought that I would be publishing the latest incarnation of this legendary comic all these years later. It's an honor and a privilege to work with Mike on this. He wrote some of the most iconic comics of my childhood, particularly CAMELOT 3000, which had a huge impact on me as a kid. This new MAZE AGENCY is going to thrill old fans and create a bunch of new ones, too!"
The Maze Agency is a detective series, where the readers are presented with the same clues the characters are, and thus an equal chance to solve the crimes.
The main characters are:
- Jennifer Mays: A smart, tough, and sexy ex-CIA agent who runs the private detective agency for which the comic is named. Gabriel Webb is one of the few people to see her softer, tender side.
- Gabriel Webb: A true-crime writer who longs to create more cerebral stories than his sensationalist editors like. He's a little scatterbrained and easily distracted, but has a first-rate deductive mind. Although, he's romantically involved with Mays and helps her with many of her cases, he feels that the relationship makes accepting her repeated offer to join her business professionally inappropriate.
- Detective Roberta Bliss: An NYPD homicide detective of Puerto Rican descent whom Webb and Mays often deal with in solving cases. She is sometimes annoyed by their tendency to complicate cases, but knows that they have the ability to crack murders that she'd have a hard time solving alone.
- Ashley Swift: The head of the rival Swift Detective Agency, and Jennifer's former boss. She's a good detective, though not as good as Jen and Gabe, but her arrogance has a habit of rubbing her ex-employee the wrong way.
Mike W. Barr -- Writers
Silvano Beltramo -- Art
Silvano Beltramo, Alan Davis -- Cover Art