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Preview: Maw #2 (of 5)

Maw #2 (of 5)

(W) Jude Ellison S. Doyle (A) A.L. Kaplan (CA) Ariela Kristantina
In Shops: Oct 20, 2021
SRP: $3.99

What happens when the monster within the shadows awakens?

After being drugged and abandoned on a beach, Marion struggles with inexplicable and frightening changes to her body while her sister, Wendy, continues to try to fit in with the other women at the commune.

As they both learn more about the commune and its mysterious leader, Diana Spiro, each new revelation brings the true nature of her motivations and teachings to light.

Maw #2 (of 5)

Your First Look at Jude Ellison S. Doyle and A.L. Kaplan’s MAW #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at MAW #2, the second issue of a provocative five-issue horror series by award-winning journalist and opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle, artist A.L. Kaplan, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Cardinal Rae, that explores the anger of those trapped by society’s expectations and the monsters born from that collective rage, available on October 20, 2021.

What happens when the monster within the shadows awakens? After being drugged and abandoned on a beach, Marion struggles with inexplicable and frightening changes to her body while her sister, Wendy, continues to try to fit in with the other women at the commune. As they both learn more about the commune and its mysterious leader, Diana Spiro, each new revelation brings the true nature of her motivations and teachings to light.

MAW #2 features main cover art by artist Ariela Kristantina with Sarah Stern, and variant cover art by acclaimed illustrators E.M. Gist, and Reiko Murakami.

MAW #2

Preview: MAW #1 (of 5)

MAW #1 (of 5)

(W) Jude Ellison S. Doyle (A) A.L. Kaplan (CA) Ariela Kristantina
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

What happens when one woman becomes the real monster society has always made her out to be? Dragged by her sister Wendy to a feminist retreat on the remote island of Angitia, Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment… that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle. But everything is horribly derailed after an assault on their first night there. The violent encounter awakens something in Marion she never imagined, triggering warped mutations in her body, and awakening a hunger she can’t bring herself to name. When the townsfolk react with suspicion and violence, what unforgivable act will transform Marion into the very monster they’ve made her out to be? A provocative five-issue horror series by award-winning journalist and opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle (Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power) and artist A.L. Kaplan (Full Spectrum Therapy) that explores the anger of women trapped by society’s expectations and the reclamation of power through collective rage, perfect for readers of Redlands and Something is Killing the Children.

MAW #1 (of 5)

Preview: MAW #1 (of 5)

MAW #1 (of 5)

(W) Jude Ellison S. Doyle (A) A.L. Kaplan (CA) Ariela Kristantina
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $3.99

What happens when one woman becomes the real monster society has always made her out to be? Dragged by her sister Wendy to a feminist retreat on the remote island of Angitia, Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment… that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle. But everything is horribly derailed after an assault on their first night there. The violent encounter awakens something in Marion she never imagined, triggering warped mutations in her body, and awakening a hunger she can’t bring herself to name. When the townsfolk react with suspicion and violence, what unforgivable act will transform Marion into the very monster they’ve made her out to be? A provocative five-issue horror series by award-winning journalist and opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle (Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy, and the Fear of Female Power) and artist A.L. Kaplan (Full Spectrum Therapy) that explores the anger of women trapped by society’s expectations and the reclamation of power through collective rage, perfect for readers of Redlands and Something is Killing the Children.

MAW #1 (of 5)

Your First Look at Jude Ellison S. Doyle and A.L. Kaplan’s MAW #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at MAW #1, the premier issue of a provocative five-issue horror series by award-winning journalist and opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle, artist A.L. Kaplan, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Cardinal Rae, that explores the anger of those trapped by society’s expectations and the monsters born from that collective rage, available on September 15, 2021.

Dragged by her sister Wendy to a feminist retreat on the remote island of Angitia, Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment . . . that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle. But everything is horribly derailed after an assault on their first night there. 

The violent encounter awakens something in Marion she never imagined, triggering warped mutations in her body, and bringing forth a hunger she can’t bring herself to name. When the townsfolk react with suspicion and violence, what unforgivable act will transform Marion into the very monster they’ve made her out to be?

MAW #1 features main cover art by artist Ariela Kristantina with Sarah Stern, and variant cover art by acclaimed illustrators Megan Hutchison-Cates with Dee Cunniffe, Abigail Jill Harding, and Tiffany Turrill.

MAW #1

Your First Look at The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4, the next issue in the highly acclaimed original series from writer Ram V and artist Filipe Andrade, with letterer AndWorld Design, that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism, available on July 21, 2021.

The mortal incarnation of Death, Laila Starr, must confront the cruel nature of her role in the universe when she once again encounters the future creator of immortality who is drawing ever closer to his destiny. Laila finds it increasingly difficult to divert the man from his path, who this time recognizes her and what she is, as he is now driven by grief from a terrible tragedy… 

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4 features main cover art by series artist Andrade and variant covers by superstar artists Ariela Kristantina and Evan Cagle.

The Many Deaths of Laila Starr #4

Enter the MAW with Jude Ellison S. Doyle, A.L. Kaplan, and BOOM! Studios in September

BOOM! Studios has announced MAW, a provocative five-issue horror series by award-winning journalist and opinion writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle and artist A.L. Kaplan, that explores the anger of those trapped by society’s expectations and the monsters born from that collective rage, available in September 2021.

Dragged by her sister Wendy to a feminist retreat on the remote island of Angitia, Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment… that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle. But everything is horribly derailed after an assault on their first night there. 

The violent encounter awakens something in Marion she never imagined, triggering warped mutations in her body, and bringing forth a hunger she can’t bring herself to name. When the townsfolk react with suspicion and violence, what unforgivable act will transform Marion into the very monster they’ve made her out to be?

MAW #1 features main cover art by artist Ariela Kristantina, and variant cover art by acclaimed illustrators Megan Hutchison-Cates, Abigail Jill Harding, and more.

MAW #1

Preview: Adora and the Distance

Adora and the Distance

Written by Marc Bernardin
Art by Ariela Kristantina
Colored by Bryan Valenza
Lettered by Bernardo Brice
Edited by Will Dennis
Purchase: comiXologyKindle

Adora and the Distance is a YA fantasy graphic novel following the epic adventures of Adora, a brave young woman of color who lives in a fantastical world with underground pirates, ghosts, and a mysterious force called “The Distance” which threatens to destroy it all.

Marc Bernardin is a WGA Award-winning television writer-producer who has worked on Star Trek: Picard, Carnival Row, Treadstone, Castle Rock, Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina, Masters of the Universe: Revelations, and Alphas. In an earlier life, he was a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Playboy, and Entertainment Weekly. In comics, he’s an Inkpot-winning writer of Genius, The Highwaymen, and Monster Attack Network.

He’s joined in telling this deeply personal story by Ariela Kristantina, an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia. Since her debut in 2014, she’s best known for her work on Insexts, Mata Hari, Deep State, and The Logan Legacy. She has contributed covers and illustrations to a range of companies including Image, DC Comics, Top Cow, Vault and more. In 2021, Ariela co-created Chain with Scott Snyder.

Rounding out the creative team are colorist Bryan Valenza, letterer Bernardo Brice, and award-winning editor Will Dennis, who shepherded Y: The Last Man, 100 Bullets, and Scalped, among others.

Part of the comiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on comiXology and Kindle. Read for free as part of your subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime. Also available for purchase via comiXology and Kindle.

Adora and the Distance

Cult’s Shocking Truths Revealed in Maria Llovet’s Luna #4

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Luna #4, the next issue of the new original five-issue series by comics creator Maria Llovet. In this darkly erotic series, an innocent young woman finds herself drawn to a mysterious commune where the search for immortality collides with the true power of enduring love, available on May 19, 2021.

Lux reveals the truth to Teresa that threatens to disrupt everything. Teresa is poisoned. And then things get really bad.

Luna #4 features main cover art by series artist Maria Llovet and variant cover by artist Ariela Kristantina.

Luna #4

From Puerto Rico Strong to Strange Encounters, a New Kickstarter

Strange Encounters

Strange Encounters is a 64-page comic book Anthology about magic, mystery and the Strange Encounters that happen when you meet beings of the supernatural kind.

The graphic novel is from the team that brought you the Eisner Award-Winning and Diamond Gem Award-nominated, Puerto Rico Strong Anthology, Marco Lopez, Derek Ruiz, and Neil Schwartz.

The anthology is made up of original tales, and stories adapted from some of the most popular novels and novellas from some of the most talented female authors in the supernatural prose genre today.

The team is aiming to bring you the next must-have anthology and it’s coming from the brand-new boutique label, King Skull Comics.

Just look at some of the talent involved.

Brett Booth variant cover
Brett Booth variant cover

Brett Booth is illustrating a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE variant cover.

Mentioned earlier were prose authors. We’re talking Rue Volley (Hellhound, 13 Ways to Midnight), Kim Alexander (Pure, The Demon Door Series), JD Brown (Athena’s Oracle, The Ema Marx Series), and Rachel Rawlings (The Maurin Kincaide Series, Rotten Luck). Excited yet?

Let’s talk about some of the other artist’s and creators involved. We got Jose Marono, Ally Cat (Spread, Spook House), Jess Taylor (Catalyst Prime Summit, Adventure Time), Puis Calzada (Hatchet: Vengeance, Zorro: Rise of the Old Gods), Jamie Jones (The Baboon, Kicking Ice), DC Hopkins (IDW, Lion Forge, DC, BOOM! Studios, Dynamite) and Bryan Arfel Magnaye (Titan Comics, Chido Comics).

And if that’s not enough here are some character sketches from two of the stories in the anthology.

Hellhound Character Designs by Jose Marono
The Institutes Character Designs by Puis Calzada

The Kickstarter campaign offers a softcover trade in print and a digital PDF. Prints of both covers to hang on your wall and the option to be drawn in the short story, I Hate the South (From the Case Files of Izzy Desoto) as a monster of your choice. And for the amazing retailers out there because they love retailers, they’re also offering a Strange Encounters Retailer Pack at a fantastic discount.

But wait there’s more!

There are STRETCH GOALS! If the goals are met everyone that pledges will get a bookmark, a Strange Encounters Pin, a King Skull Comics Pin, mini prints by the incredible Leila Leiz (Alters, Horde) and Ariela Kristantina (Mata Hari, Adora and the Distance), a BOOKPLATE by Sweeney Boo (Marvel Action Captain Marvel, Eat and Love Yourself) signed by the prose authors and last but not least a PREMIUM sketch card by Brett Booth of his variant Kickstarter Exclusive cover. It’ll feel like the 90s all over again when holding that card in your hand.

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