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Archaia’s Butterfly Picked up by Channel 4

Butterfly_001_coverArchaia and BOOM! Studios have announced that Butterfly has been picked up by Channel 4 as a television series. Butterfly was written by Arash Amel (who created the series) and Marguerite Bennett and art by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.

The pilot will be directed by Bo Odar, and Amel will write the series as well as executive produce is.

Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents—no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she’s set up for a murder she didn’t commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

This is the latest series for BOOM! to head to television. The company has sold Protocol: Orphans to Fox Broadcasting Company and  20th Century Fox TV (they have a first look deal with them), The Woods to Universal Cable Productions, and Cow Boy to Dreamworks Animation TV.

Preview: Butterfly HC

Butterfly HC

Imprint: Archaia

Writers: Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Antonio Fuso, Stefano Simeone

Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents—no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she’s set up for a murder she didn’t commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago. Collects the complete four-issue miniseries.

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BOOM! Studios in August 2015

WELCOME BACK #1 (of 4)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jonathan Brandon Sawyer
Jackpot Variant: James Harvey
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory
Incentive Cover: Elsa Charretier

What’s to Love: We believe Christopher Sebela is one of the most exciting new comic writers and his idea of reincarnated assassins who are forever fighting, killing, and loving each other throughout endless lives is another reason why. Plus, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer’s (Critical Hit) expressive art style reminds us of Becky Cloonan and Sean Gordon Murphy, and it’s just perfect for Welcome Back.

What It Is: Mali and Tessa have lived hundreds of different lives throughout time, caught up in an eternal cycle as they take part in a war so old that neither side remembers what they’re fighting for anymore. As Mali wakes up in her newest life, she suddenly becomes self-aware and starts to question everything, especially why she continues to fight. But elsewhere, Tessa is already on the hunt…

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JOHN FLOOD #1 (of 6)

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Author: Justin Jordan
Artist: Jorge Coelho
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jorge Coelho
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory
Incentive Cover: Nick Pitarra

What’s to Love: Justin Jordan exploded onto the comics scene just four short years ago with The Strange Talent of Luther Strode and caught everyone by surprise. Now he brings us John Flood, a series that combines the metaphysical with the procedural in a way we think is really fresh. Joining him is Jorge Coelho, whose fantastic work on Polarity and Sleepy Hollow made him a BOOM! favorite. Perfect for fans of Desolation Jones and Sherlock Holmes.

What It Is: As the result of a government experiment, John Flood no longer needs to sleep, but now he’s in a constant dream state and sometimes can’t tell what’s real and what isn’t. But a side effect is that he sees patterns and makes connections no one else can, which serve him well in his new “career” as a make-shift PI. Together with a burly ex-cop, Flood begins to investigate when he “sees” one man responsible for thousands of unsolved murders, but now he himself has caught the killer’s attention…

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SLEEPY HOLLOW: PROVIDENCE #1 (of 4)

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Author: Eric Carrasco
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Joe Quinones
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Rob Guillory
Incentive Cover: Faith Erin Hicks

What’s to Love: As fans anxiously await the start of the third season of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow TV show, we’ve got something to tide them over: a new, original story featuring their favorite characters, with Sleepy Hollow team member Eric Carrasco writing. What It Is: Jenny returns to Sleepy Hollow with an ancient artifact she’s discovered: a mysterious shard of metal with untold power. But as Ichabod and Abbie investigate, the artifact attracts a demonic biker gang called The Wild Hunt, ready to cut down anyone who stands in their way.

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OVER THE GARDEN WALL #1 (of 4)

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Author: Pat McHale
Artist: Jim Campbell
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Jim Campbell
Subscription Cover: Steve Wolfhard
BOOM! 10 Years Variant Cover: Jeffrey Brown Incentive Cover: Pat McHale

What’s to Love: Airing last November, Pat McHale’s Over the Garden Wall was Cartoon Network’s first-ever original animated miniseries. We loved the eerily sweet story of two half-brothers trying to find their way home so much we published a companion one-shot that was quickly snapped up by folks who just wanted more of this world to experience. Now, we’re expanding the world of Over the Garden Wall with McHale and returning artist Jim Campbell with a full-length story. What It Is: A new Over the Garden Wall story set between episodes 3 and 4 of the animated series! Wirt and Greg are trying to hitch a ride out of schooltown but end up having to walk. Soon, they come upon two girls playing, and wind up having to keep them entertained so that they don’t wake their giant father!

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AMERICATOWN #1 (of 8)

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Authors: Bradford Winters & Larry Cohen
Artist: Daniel Irizarri
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Mike Choi
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Sonny Liew
Incentive Cover: Daniel Irizarri

What’s to Love: Part social commentary, part family drama, Americatown asks: What if the American Dream gave way to the American Nightmare? In their inaugural comic series, screenwriters Bradford Winters (Oz, Boss, The Americans) and Larry Cohen (Netflix’s Borgia), give us a story great for fans of Transmetropolitan, Children of Men, and the TV show Black Mirror. What It Is: After an economic collapse and other disasters in the near future, Americans are now the legal and illegal immigrants living abroad. They find work in cities like Buenos Aires, where their very own enclave known as “Americatown” has taken root. Owen, a recent arrival, begins a journey to support and save his splintered family divided between the enclave and home back in the U.S. His struggle is just a small part of the hardships and conflicting agendas in an immigrant community trying to build itself in the shadow of a once great nation.

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THE SPIRE #2 (of 8)

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Author: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jeff Stokely
Cover Artist: Jeff Stokely

The mysterious killer hunting the citizens of the Spire strikes again, and Sha will be the one to blame if she can’t track them down!

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STRANGE FRUIT #2 (of 4)

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Authors: J.G. Jones & Mark Waid
Artist: J.G. Jones
Cover Artist: J.G. Jones

The Mississippi River is flooding, but the citizens of Chatterlee are more worried about the Colossus and what his presence means for their town.

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BROKEN WORLD #3 (of 4)

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Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Christopher Peterson
Cover Artist: Christopher Peterson

Elena and ex-security member Grif make a desperate bid to reach the rocket outpost in a final attempt to escape Earth.

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THE FICTION #3 (of 4)

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Author: Curt Pires
Artist: David Rubín
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber

Kassie, Max, and Tyler are held captive by the Corruption in the Fiction.

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ARCADIA #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Alex Paknadel
Artist: Eric Scott Pfeiffer
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Matt Taylor
Incentive Cover: Eric Scott Pfeiffer

Kassie, Max, and Tyler are held captive by the Corruption in the Fiction.

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OH, KILLSTRIKE #4 (of 4)

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Author: Max Bemis
Artist: Logan Faerber
Cover Artist: Logan Faerber

Jared and Killstrike face off in an epic showdown, and Jared must make a life-changing choice.

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UFOLOGY #5 (of 6)

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Authors: James Tynion IV & Noah J. Yuenkel
Artist: Matthew Fox
Cover Artist: Matthew Fox

Malcolm and Becky face off against the D/H agent and unpleasant truths are revealed.

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BILL & TED’S MOST TRIUMPHANT RETURN #6 (of 6)

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Author: Brian Lynch
Artist: Jerry Gaylord
Cover Artists:
Main: Felipe Smith
Incentive: Philip Murphy

Final issue! Bill and Ted face off against Chuck De Nomolos in the future he controls for an epic Battle of the Bands to save the future of mankind! Features a back-up story by Brian Joines (Secret Identities) and Bachan (Rocket Salvage) about Princesses Elizabeth and Joanna going medieval on some troublesome rocker chicks from the future.

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CLUSTER #6

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Author: Ed Brisson
Artist: Damian Couceiro
Cover Artist: Damian Couceiro

Samara and the other rebels attempt to take over the prison, but they have a new bounty hunter on their trail who’s being paid to find Samara at any cost.

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BURNING FIELDS #7 (of 8)

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Authors: Michael Moreci & Tim Daniel
Artist: Colin Lorimer
Cover Artist: Colin Lorimer

After barely escaping the massacre of Carapace troops by the now Asag-controlled Decker and Verge, Dana and Aban find solace with Aban’s family.

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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #9

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Author: Christopher Sebela
Artist: Diego Barreto
Cover Artists:
Main: Jason Copland
Incentive: Greg Smallwood

New story arc! Snake is hellbent on revenge and returns to where it all started—the New York City prison!

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THE WOODS #15

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Author: James Tynion IV
Artist: Michael Dialynas
Cover Artist: Michael Dialynas

Sander and Calder try to rally their friends and warn them of the coming Horde, while Karen does her best to break free and make it back to the school before it’s too late.

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA #15

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Author: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Joe Eisma
Cover Artists:
Main: Jay Shaw
Incentive: Jenny Frison

Jack Burton and Whitney Chi are on the run from the Alpha Group, Japanese river goblins, and an AI helicopter with the voice of Ronald Reagan!

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SONS OF ANARCHY #24

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Author: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Matías Bergara
Cover Artist: Toni Infante

Penultimate issue! The Sons’ big gun deal stalls when the SAMCRO gets caught up in a conflict with the ONH, a renegade Irish faction.

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ADVENTURE TIME WITH FIONNA & CAKE: CARD WARS #2 (of 6)

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Author: Jen Wang
Artist: Britt Wilson
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Main Cover: Jen Wang
Subscription Cover: Nicole Ham Incentive Cover: Wendi Chan

Lumpy Space Prince decides to train Cake to beat the Floop Master in the upcoming Card Wars tournament!

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CLARENCE #3 (of 4)

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Author: Liz Prince
Artist: Evan Palmer
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Main Cover: JJ Harrison
Subscription Cover: Steven Wells Incentive Cover: Tait Howard

Clarence, Sumo, and Jeff start a lemonade stand in order to get money for a trip to the arcade, but they can’t make up their minds on what lemonade actually is!

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BEE AND PUPPYCAT #15

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Author: Patrick Seery
Artists: Carolyn Nowak
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Main: Ethan Harper
Subscription: Aatmaja Pandya

Bee needs to earn some money to buy Deckard a birthday present!

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REGULAR SHOW #26

Retail Price: $3.99 Author: Mad Rupert
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artists:
Main: Afonso Ferreira
Subscription: Terry Blas

New story arc! Muscle Man and Starla write the ultimate supernatural romance epic, and no one’s a bigger fan than Mordecai and Rigby.

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BRAVEST WARRIORS #35

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Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Ian McGinty
Cover Artists:
Main: Ian McGinty
Subscription: Caroline Breault

Penultimate issue! It’s the Bravest Warriors biggest adventure yet, and it’ll take all of them working together to make it through this one!

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ADVENTURE TIME #43

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Author: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Zachary Sterling
Cover Artists:
Main: Vivian Ng
Subscription: Penny Candy

Finn and Jake break into Party God’s yacht to try and clear their names!

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POWER UP #2 (of 6)

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Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Matt Cummings
Cover Artist: Matt Cummings

A traffic jam turns into a battlefield as Amie, Sandy, Kevin, and Silas fight together as a team for the first time!

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GIANT DAYS #6 (of 12)

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: John Allison
Artist: Lissa Treiman
Cover Artist: Lissa Treiman Final issue!

As everyone buckles down for exams, we get a good look into Susan’s mysterious past.

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MUNCHKIN #8

Retail Price: $3.99
Author: Tom Siddell
Artist: Ian McGinty

Cover Artist: Rian Sygh Spyke and Flower journey through a desolate, post-apocalyptic world. An exclusive Munchkin game card is included in every first printing copy.

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LUMBERJANES #17

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Authors: Noelle Stevenson & Shannon Watters
Artist: Brooke Allen
Covers:
Main: Carolyn Nowak
Incentive: Jen Wang

With the Lumberjanes in danger, Jen must find a way to escape Abigail’s grasp and get to her troop in time! Meanwhile, Rosie and the Bear Woman must find the source of the Grootslang’s wrath, before it’s too late for everyone!

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HACKTIVIST VOL. 2 #2 (of 6)

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Authors: Collin Kelly & Jackson Lanzing
Artist: Marcus To
Cover Artist: Marcus To

Get a glimpse into the history of the hackers who stole the .sve_urs3lf handle.

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LANTERN CITY #4

Retail Price: $3.99
Authors: Matthew Daley & Mairghread Scott
Artist: Carlos Magno

Cover Artist: Benjamin Carré When Sander discovers that his family is missing, Lizel informs him that they might be in the Underground, a dangerous city hidden in subterranean caverns beneath Lantern City.

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BLACK MARKET TP

Retail Price: $19.99
Author: Frank J. Barbiere
Artist: Victor Santos
Cover Artist: Victor Santos

What’s to Love: Here at BOOM!, we’ve never shied away from exploring the dark crevices of the superhero genre. Black Market mixes the visceral noir/pulp sensibilities of Frank J. Barbiere’s Five Ghosts and Victor Santos’ Filthy Rich with a truly modern take on superhero mythos. If you love Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ work on Sleeper like we do, this series is for you. What It Is: Ray Willis is a broken man, a disgraced medical examiner making ends meet by preparing corpses at a funeral parlor. His scientific genius is being wasted…that is, until his estranged criminal brother Denny shows up on his doorstep, supposedly cleaned-up and proposing a once-in-a-lifetime partnership to cure not just cancer, but all disease. The catch? It exists within the DNA of superheroes. Collects all four issues of the critically acclaimed miniseries.

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ROBOCOP: DEAD OR ALIVE VOL. 1 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Author: Joshua Williamson
Artist: Carlos Magno Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

What’s to Love: If you’re like us, the classic 1987 film holds a special place in your fan heart. This collection is the hard-bitten world of RoboCop we all grew up on! If you’ve ever wondered what happens to RoboCop and his partner, Anne Lewis, after the first film, wonder no more.

What It Is: Months after the events of the original classic film, John Killian, a criminal from Old Detroit’s mysterious past, returns to a city ablaze. As RoboCop, Anne Lewis, and the police department wage war on anarchic streets, tension between the people and “their protectors” is at an all-time high. When the mayor launches an initiative to remove the people’s rights to arms, Killian will lead the citizens in an uprising that tears down the very foundation of OCP. Collects issues #1-4.

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HIT: 1955 LIMITED EDITION HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Bryce Carlson
Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey
Cover Artist: Vanesa R. Del Rey

Previously a con exclusive item, this special-edition hardcover volume collects Issues #1-4 of the Harvey Award-nominated series Hit: 1955, along with never-before-seen extra content. Quantities are limited, allocations may occur.

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CLIVE BARKER’S NEXT TESTAMENT VOL. 3 TP

Retail Price: $14.99
Authors: Clive Barker & Mark Miller
Artist: Haemi Jang
Cover Artist: Goñi Montes

In the final chapter of the Harvey Award-nominated epic, Tristan and Elspeth desperately race to a library in Providence, Rhode Island, where their only hope of defeating Wick awaits. Meanwhile, Wick finds a new apprentice and Julian’s final fate is revealed. Collects issues #9-12.

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REGULAR SHOW VOL. 2: NOIR MEANS NOIR, BUDDY OGN

Retail Price: $12.99
Authors: Rachel Connor & Robert Luckett
Artist: Wook Jin Clark
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch

What’s to Love: We love crafting original graphic novels for series like Regular Show because the long-form story reads like an episode of the show!

What It Is: Oh, heavens! A cold front is moving in, mysterious earthquakes shake the Park, and worst of all, someone has stolen Pops’s socks! Springing into action, Mordecai and Rigby look to the best role models they have—movies, duh—to crack the case. With the combined powers of noir and ’90s action flicks behind them, these two sleuths should be unstoppable…but this time, they may be up against a bigger foe than they can match. Follow the slime!

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ADVENTURE TIME VOL. 6 MATHEMATICAL EDITION HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Ryan North
Artist: Jim Rugg
Cover Design: Kelsey Dieterich

New lower price! Finn and Jake finally get to have the ultimate out-of-body experience—LITERALLY. Collects issues #25-29.

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PEANUTS VOL. 6 TP

Retail Price: $13.99
Authors: Charles M. Schulz, Bob Scot, Caleb Monroe, Vicki Scott, Nat Gertler, and Jeff Dyer
Artists: Charles M. Schulz, Bob Scott, Scott Jeralds, Robert Pope, Vicki Scott, and Stephanie Gladden
Cover Artist: Bob Scott

Featuring a mix of new stories and classics by Charles M. Schulz, starring all your favorite characters and even some underrated ones like Belle and Rerun. Collects issues #17-20.

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FRAGGLE ROCK: JOURNEY TO THE EVERSPRING HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Author: Kate Leth
Artist: Jake Myler
Cover Artist: Jake Myler

What’s to Love: Our Fraggle Rock anthologies were the first comics we published with our friends at The Jim Henson Company and ever since then, we’ve always wanted to tell an epic, Fraggle-tastic story only possible in comics. Now we have our chance! Join New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth (Adventure Time: Seeing Red) and illustrator Jake Myler (Orphan Blade) as they take the beloved characters of Fraggle Rock on their biggest adventure yet. What It Is: When the water supply of Fraggle Rock mysteriously runs dry, Gobo, Red, Mokey, Wembley, and Boober will have to journey deep into the caves of Fraggle Rock to find the fabled Everspring. Along the way, they’ll encounter spooky creatures, discover the Crystal Caves, and meet a never-before-seen colony of Doozers! Collects the complete miniseries, issues #1-4.

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BUTTERFLY HC

Retail Price: $24.99
Authors: Arash Amel & Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone
Cover Design: Scott Newman

What’s to Love: We’ve all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective and House of Cards that explore deeply flawed and morally complex characters. In Butterfly, screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) brings that aesthetic to comics. Written by Amel and Marguerite Bennett (A-Force, Sleepy Hollow) and illustrated by Antonio Fuso (The Girl Who Played with Fire) and Stefano Simeone, Butterfly is a dark thriller that explores the nature of family in the uncompromising world of global espionage.

What It Is: Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she’s set up for a murder she didn’t commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

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Preview: Butterfly #4 (of 4)

Butterfly #4 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia

Author: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Stefano Simeone

Final issue! No matter the mission, the life of a Project Delta operative is one of isolation, and once again Butterfly finds herself on her own and desperate. She’ll need to rely on every skill she’s acquired to ensure her father’s family does not become a casualty of the global conspiracy she brought down on them.

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Preview: Butterfly #3 (of 4)

Butterfly #3 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia

Story: Arash Amel
Author: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Stefano Simeone

Butterfly’s enemies have caught up to her and she’s led them and their intentions of violence to her father’s door. They will have to work together in order to keep Nightingale’s family safe…but that doesn’t mean they’ll be safe from each other.

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Preview: Butterfly #2 (of 4)

Butterfly #2 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia

Writers: Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso

Facing her father for the first time in 20 years, Butterfly must decide whether or not she can trust the man she thought she knew. With enemies bearing down on them, the two operatives will have to start sorting through the two decades of lies between them if they want to survive.

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Review: Butterfly #1

Butterfly_001_coverEspionage is one of the toughest genres to create original work within.  Generally speaking, it is constrained by the realities of the world that we leave in.  For instance, if a writer wants to create an organization for spying which is not the C.I.A. then it is still going to be a lot like the C.I.A. Treadstone, I.M.F. and S.H.I.E.L.D. may not be exactly the C.I.A. but they are pretty close and they help define the worlds which they are based in. As this reality of writing in this genre relates to this issue, it faces a challenging task to start with, as this is a story based in current times around a C.I.A. operative.

In Butterfly, the character Rebecca is introduced initially with a strong link to her past, though this is quickly discarded to look at her present. In the first of a number of clichéd occurrences the character finds out that she has been double crossed and then discovers that most of her handlers are dead. This puts her onto a journey where she is forced to resort to her spycraft and to find out why this has happened to her.

Despite the challenges that this story faces, there are a few redeeming factors. The first is the contemporary setting versus the overall atmosphere. That is to say that while the story could compete with the likes of a Jason Bourne or James Bond story, it doesn’t.  Instead it seems to want to channel John Le Carre, Ken Follett and Frederick Forsythe with a story and visual that is reminiscent more of the Cold War than it is of the digital age. The second advantage to the writing is the choice of characters and characterization. The main female lead is well written, and her past is fleshed out in a way to make her both engaging and mysterious.

All told, the story ends up a bit in the middle in terms of a reading experience. The story is constrained by a lack of much new, but the writers have done what they can to put their own spin on the story and genre, and have come up with something different and intriguing. The art is especially well handled in this issue.  While the artistic style would be out of place in a superhero story, it is a natural fit here and does almost as much for the story as the writing.  The end result is that this is worth a look, even if it has gone to well-trodden territory

Story: Arash Amel and Marguerite Bennett Art: Antonio Fuso
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 7.4 Recommendation: Read

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Butterfly #1 (of 4)

Butterfly #1 (of 4)

Imprint: Archaia

Writers: Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Antonio Fuso

Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents, no birth certificate, no social security number, a complete ghost. When her cover is blown and she is set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago. Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War, and believes they are behind her setup. Trained to trust nothing and no one, Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project, or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.

Marguerite Bennett has been making a name for herself with her work on Lois Lane, Batgirl, and Earth 2: World’s End and we can’t wait for fans to see how she explores the dark world of spycraft. There’s no one better in the espionage genre than Antonio Fuso, the artist behind the critically acclaimed run of GI Joe: Cobra. It’s the perfect creative team for a morally complex story of violence and family set in the web of a global conspiracy.

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Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

RocheLimit01_CoverTomorrow is new comic day and as usual, there’s a lot you’ll find hitting your comic shop’s shelves. With so many comics coming out, what’s worth your hard-earned dollars? That’s where we come in. Here’s this week’s comics that are most likely to provide entertainment and that we’re looking forward to reading.

  • Top Pick: Roche Limit #1  (Image Comics) – Twenty years after this promise, billionaire Langford Skaargard’s dream of cosmic exploration is no more. Roche Limit, a colony situated on the cusp of a mysterious energy anomaly, is a melting pot of crime and terrible secrets. When Bekkah Hudson goes missing, the search to find her will plunge her sister and a cadre of the colony’s underworld figures into an odyssey that reveals a grim future for mankind. After that description, how can you not be excited?
  • Aliens: Fire and Stone #1 (Dark Horse) – Dark Horse kicked off their new Prometheus/Aliens/Predator last week with Prometheus: Fire and Stone. The issue helped follow up on Prometheus, but this week’s Aliens: Fire and Stone really begins to tie it all together. Dark Horse is doing some exciting things for fans of this universe. Looking forward to more.
  • Armor Hunters #4 ( Valiant) – Valiant has put together one hell of an event, which wraps up with this issue, and sets up one awesome comic universe to come.
  • Bob’s Burgers #2 (Dynamite) – If you’re a fan of the television series, like we are, you should be donning your bunny ears and rushing to your comic shop to pick up this issue.
  • Butterfly #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A new spy series from BOOM! looks fantastic. We’re fans of the genre, and the publisher has been putting out some amazing comics lately, for example….
  • Evil Empire #5 (BOOM! Studios) – Did you read the last issue!? Holy crap what an ending. We figured out who was behind the Evil Empire, but didn’t see all of the twist. The series is keeping us on our toes, as we see how a free country can descend into evil.
  • G.I. Joe Vol. 4 #1 (IDW Publishing) – Does the world need G.I. Joe? The latest volume picks up from the previous series with Scarlet in charge, G.I. Joe’s function being questioned, and Cobra is now a peacekeeping force? The series twists around the G.I. Joe lore, and continues the fantastic run from IDW.
  • Letter 44 #10 (Oni Press) – Sci-fi + politics = awesome.
  • Lumberjanes #6 (BOOM! Studios/KaBOOM!) – Easily one of the best, and freshest comics on the market. Easily one of the best new series of the year.
  • Storm #3 (Marvel) – Storm takes the spotlight and so far the series has been a solid one.
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