The Marquis is an American independent comic book series written and illustrated by Guy Davis , published by Oni Press and Dark Horse Comics .
The Marquis was originally published by Caliber Comics where the Preludes came out in 1997, followed by the rest of the Macabre Dance series from Oni Comics in 2000. This was followed by a one-shot and a two-issue miniseries in 2002-2003 . Davis will be finishing the story at Dark Horse Comics , where he was working on BPRD from 2003 to 2011. He said:
When they expressed interest in the Marquis , I immediately knew how to write a book with the types of books they publish. They have a great horror lineup and can not be happier with having the series completed with them. ”  
The ultimate plan is to make The Marquis a five-volume series. The first volume, Inferno collects the trade paperbacks Danse Macabre and Intermezzo . Davis plans to release the novels , starting with The Marquis and the Midwife, and then the Marquis’ story, followed by a final prequel volume. 
The Marquis takes place in Venisalle, a fictional land resembling France during the mid-18th century, complete with stratified society and Church dominance of everyday affairs. The story revolves around Flight of Galle, to form Inquisitor of the Faith who has the ability to see demons, many of whom have infiltrated society disguised in human form. Of Galle fighting these entities with his saber and a pair of specially built, anachronistic machine guns .
While ostensibly a horror-action comic, The Marquis analyzes personal and religious issues through the conflicted character of Galle, and Mike Mignola and Stan Sakai for both its content and Davis’s detailed and disturbing artwork. 
To date two trade paperbacks -have-been released by Oni Press and one volume collecting all prior material published by Dark Horse .
|–||The Marquis: Dance Macabre||28 September 2001||Oni Press||
|–||The Marquis: Intermezzo||29 December 2003||
|1||The Marquis: Inferno||August 12, 2009||Dark Horse||
|2||The Marquis and the Midwife||Original material||978-1595824998|
- ^ Jump up to: a b “CCI: Guy Davis Talks” The Marquis ” ” . Comic Book Resources . Comicbookresources.com. July 24, 2008 . Retrieved 2012-09-01 .
- Jump up^ “Guy Davis – Talking About the Marquis and More” . Newsarama . Newsarama.com. August 21, 2008 . Retrieved 2012-09-01 .
- Jump up^ “To Tale of Unholy Faith” . Guydavisartworks.com . Retrieved 2012-09-01 .
- Dance Macabre at the Comic Book DB
- Intermezzo at the Comic Book DB