Cat detective Blacksad looks purrrfect in his return with They All Fall Down

Blacksad: They All Fall Down Part 1 excerpt
Blacksad: They All Fall Down Part 1 excerpt (Image credit: Dark Horse Comics)

The iconic anthropomorphic crime noir comic series Blacksad returns in 2022 with the first of a two-part story. The original creators, writer Juan Díaz Canales and artist Juanjo Guarnido, are back for their sixth volume, Blacksad: They All Fall Down Part 1 (opens in new tab).

Blacksad: They All Fall Down Part 1 cover (Image credit: Juanjo Guarnido (Europe Comics/Dark Horse Comics))
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Seven years since his last story, New York City detective John Blacksad is back - and his latest gig is protecting the president of a local workers union that has been infiltrated by the mafia. At the same time, Blacksad and the city are watching as a construction magnate named Solomon is in the midst of remaking NYC in his image - on his terms, or else.

"We took our inspiration from private eye John Blacksad and some of his investigations. He's a major figure in New York, even if he prefers to stay out of the spotlight," Canales says in the announcement. 

"The work of Dashiell Hammett introduced lots of new readers to hard-boiled detective fiction. We consider ourselves to be part of this tradition, and after five volumes over two decades, our readers have followed us every step of the way, which gives us immense pleasure."

Check out this preview of Blacksad: They All Fall Down Part One here:

The English edition of Blacksad: They All Fall Down will debut in summer 2022 through Dark Horse Comics. The second part is planned for a 2023 release.

If you're wanting your Blacksad fix now, there are already five volumes available: Blacksad (opens in new tab) (collecting the first three volumes), Blacksad: A Silent Hell (opens in new tab), and Blacksad: Amarillo (opens in new tab).

Blacksad is also available digitally. Here are our recommended best digital comics readers.

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)