Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writers: Kurt Sutter, Courtney Alameda Artist: Hyeonjin Kim Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jae Lee & June Chung Variant Cover: Andre De Freitas FOC Variant: Valentine De Landro Price: $3.99
Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, Mayans MC) brings this all-new original tale of revenge and recovery to comics with novelist Courtney Alameda (Shutter) and breakthrough artist Hyeonjin Kim.
By day, Dominique, Greta, Misha, and Sarah run a nonprofit women’s shelter. At night, they each don a nun’s habit and move through Los Angeles hunting down violent abusers who have escaped justice.
Their increasingly public vigilantism has earned them the nickname Sisters of Sorrow, and has drawn the ire of L.A.’s notorious anti-crime task force.
BOOM! Studios has revealed the creative team for Sisters of Sorrow, the first original series created exclusively for comic books by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter. Launching in July, Bram Stoker Award-nominated novelist Courtney Alameda and breakthrough artist Hyeonjin Kim join Sutter for a revenge story he describes as, “Nuns with guns.”
By day, Dominique, Misha, Sarah, and Greta run a nonprofit women’s shelter. At night, they each don a nun’s habit and move through Los Angeles hunting down violent abusers who have escaped justice. Their increasingly public vigilantism has earned them the nickname, “Sisters of Sorrow”—and has drawn the ire of L.A.’s notorious anti-crime task force.
In the announcement, Alameda said:
As a woman who’s experienced intimate partner abuse—and watched her friends deal with it as well—I can’t lie, Sisters of Sorrow is cathartic to write. And while I may personally identify with the issues that Dominique, Misha, Sarah, and Greta each face, I also believe the story of their crusade for justice will resonate broadly with readers, too. Who can say they haven’t secretly dreamt of meting out justice to their bullies or abusers? And as someone who grew up watching Westerns with her father, I love the way Sisters of Sorrow subverts the stereotypical vigilante tale and puts the power in the victims’ own hands. Dominique, Misha, Sarah, and Greta don’t need a man to save them—they can save their own damn selves.
The main focus of Sisters of Sorrow is that the female characters are antiheroes. Despite prior challenges in their life, they strive to overcome them. As an Asian woman, it means a lot for me to work on a project like this since it defies the racial and sexual standards and expectations of society. It is a project that introduces harmony amongst female characters of different races, while presenting them as strong, individual women who strive to solve social problems.
Sisters of Sorrow is the latest project Sutter has worked on with BOOM! Studios, having supervised original stories in the publisher’s hit Sons of Anarchy comic book series (including the current Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original title) and launching an original supernatural series, Lucas Stand.
Sisters of Sorrow #1 features covers by Jae Lee and Andre De Freitas.
Everyone should feel safe in their own home, but what do you do about the evil lurking in someone else’s house? Mike Carey and Mike Perkins team up for the first time in over ten years for the haunting thriller Rowans Ruin, debuting this October from award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios.
Katie has always had things pretty easy, growing up in comfortable circumstances in Florida. But when she finds herself with a long summer break before grad school, she decides to do a house-swap with a British girl, Emily, as a way to vacation relatively cheaply—and to get out from under her parents’ attentiveness. England is great, so different from Florida, and the house, called Rowans Rise, is charming. But soon she starts having nightmares—really, really, strong ones. Curious, Katie researches the owners of the house, and discovers it may have more of a sinister history than she thought…
Rowans Ruin #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on October 7th with a main cover by series artist Mike Perkins for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code AUG151194. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Felipe Smith, a Jackpot incentive cover by Mike Perkins, and a retailer incentive cover by Andre de Freitas.