BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Buckhead #1, the first of a five-issue limited series from rising star author Shobo, artist George Kambadais, and letterer Jim Campbell about a Nigerian immigrant family meeting strange new people and dealing with unusual experiences in the mysterious town of Buckhead, USA. Available on December 8, 2021.
Toba and his mother, a renowned scientist, have just immigrated to the US. But instead of living in the Big City like Toba always dreamed, they’ve moved to a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest called Buckhead. In the middle of the picturesque town, Toba discovers that things aren’t as perfect as they seem when he and his newfound friends start playing a strange video game that looks like a perfect replica of ancient Benin and its people. Soon, Toba is on the run from some frightening men in black, trying to solve the mystery of his new hometown and save his friends before it’s too late!
BOOM! Studios has announced a new original five-issue limited series, Buckhead, an astonishing new Afrofuturist series from rising star author Shobo Coker and artist George Kambadais, about an African immigrant family meeting strange new people and dealing with unusual experiences in the mysterious town of Buckhead, USA. Available in December 2021.
Toba and his mother, a renowned scientist, have just immigrated to the US. But instead of living in the Big City like Toba always dreamed, they’ve moved to a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest called Buckhead. In the middle of the picturesque and pedestrian town, Toba discovers that things aren’t as perfect as they seem. He and his newfound friends start playing a strange video game that looks like a perfect replica of ancient Benin and its people. Soon, Toba is on the run from the frightening men in black, trying to solve the mystery of his new hometown and save his friends before it’s too late!
Buckhead #1features main cover art by series artist Kambadais, as well as a video game homage variant cover by Simangaliso Sibaya and variant cover art by Khoi Pham.
(W) Greg Pak (A) Lalit Kumar Sharma, Davide Gianfelice, George Kambadais (CA) Marc Aspinall In Shops: Sep 09, 2020 SRP: $19.99
Kicking off a new Firefly epic, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother,…and a new brewing war to end all wars from New York Times bestselling writer Greg Pak (Star Wars, X-Men), and artists Davide Gianfelice (Wolverine: Weapon X) and Lalit Kumar Sharma (Daredevil).
Mal has handed himself into the Alliance…but it turns out he’s not the one they want. The infamous Ma Reynolds-that’s Mal’s mom-is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will! Collects Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 and Firefly #13-15.
Dark Horse Comics and comiXology have announced that Dark Horse will distribute print editions of comiXology Originals graphic novels and collections. Select titles from the creator-owned line of comiXology Originals will be available in print for the first time for customers in comic shops, bookstores, and libraries. The program will commence in Spring 2021 with the release of paperback editions of the Eisner Award winner AFTERLIFT, Breaklands, YOUTH, and The Black Ghost.
When comiXology Originals was announced, print was a part of some of the releases through Amazon’s print on demand. While the digital program pressed on, the physical release of comics became few and far between to the complete lack of mention for numerous rounds of announcements.
Through this deal, Dark Horse Comics will be responsible for distribution and fulfillment for the titles through Diamond Comic Distributors for comic shops and Penguin Random House for bookstores around the world. ComiXology Originals will remain available to be read digitally for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and comiXology Unlimited and for purchase on Kindle and comiXology.
ComiXology Originals’ exclusive content line debuted in 2017, and in their first year garnered an Eisner Award for Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost. The next year saw an Eisner Award nomination for The Stone King by Kel McDonald and Tyler Crook, and in 2020 an Eisner Award win for AFTERLIFT. In addition to the creator-owned line of exclusive content, comiXology Originals, through a partnership with Kodansha Comics, has re-released and newly translated manga such as BECK, Initial D and The Drops of God.
The comiXology Originals making their print debut in 2021 include:
AFTERLIFT, collecting the Eisner Award-winning issues #1-5 – For the first time in print!
Written by Eisner Award winner Chip Zdarsky, best known for his work on Sex Criminals and Marvel Comics, with art by Jason Loo, the acclaimed artist of The Pitiful Human-Lizard, colors by Paris Alleyne, letters by Aditya Bidikar and edited by Allison O’Toole.
AFTERLIFT is a 2020 Eisner Award winning series.
In AFTERLIFT, Janice Chen is adrift. She quits her day job in finance and signs up to be a driver on a ride-sharing app. But what was at first a mundane but enjoyable way to pass the time takes a terrible turn when a mysterious passenger updates his ride with a very final destination: Hell.
136 pages / color / on sale February 2 in bookstores and everywhere books are sold and February 3 in comic shops / MSRP $19.99/$25.99 pbk / ISBN: 978-1-5067-2440-9
Breaklands Volume One, collecting issues #1-5 – For the first time in print!
Written by Justin Jordan, the co-creator and writer of The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, with art by acclaimed artist Tyasseta, colors by Sarah Stern, and letters by Rachel Deering.
Set 150 years after humanity developed psychic powers and ended the world as we know it, a new world has emerged. Everyone has powers. Some powers, like the ability to light a match, are modest. But some powers—like the ability to reshape the world—are both vast and dangerous. Kasa Fain is different. She doesn’t possess powers. Kasa is an outsider, a teenager who has been in hiding, until the day her younger brother is kidnapped and everything changes.
152 pages / color / on sale March 2 in bookstores and everywhere books are sold and March 3 in comic shops / MSRP $19.99/$25.99 pbk / ISBN: 978-1-5067-2441-6
YOUTH Volume One, collecting issues #1-4–For the first time in print!
Written by visionary writer Curt Pires with art by Alex Diotto, the co-creators of the acclaimed comic Olympia, and features colors by Dee Cunniffe, and lettering by Micah Myers.
In YOUTH, Franklin and River struggle to navigate family, friends, high school, work, drugs, and all the pressures of growing up. As a queer couple, they yearn to escape their lives in a small, bigoted Midwest town. They steal River’s stepfather’s Mustang and hit the road. Their destination? California. But along the way, the car breaks down. They meet some kids who are travelling the country, partying, and attempting to find themselves. They party some more. . . . And soon everything changes.
A sequel to YOUTH is underway and the comic series is in development as an original TV show with Amazon Studios.
136 pages / color / on sale on sale April 6 in bookstores and everywhere books are sold and April 7 in comic shops / MSRP $19.99/$25.99 pbk / ISBN: 978-1-5067-2461-4
The Black Ghost Volume One, collecting issues #1-5–For the first time in print!
Co-written by Anthony Award-Nominated Novelist Alex Segura and acclaimed writer Monica Gallagher, with art by George Kambadais, colors by Ellie Wright, lettering by Taylor Esposito and edited by Greg Lockard.
The Black Ghost is a modern take on the urban vigilante story. Lara Dominguez is a journalist chasing that one, big story. After a stint in the Middle East, the alcoholic reporter moves from her hometown of Miami to Creighton – a mid-Atlantic city that’s seen better days. She needs a huge, viral scoop that’ll send her into the journalistic stratosphere. Her target? Uncovering the identity of The Black Ghost – a masked vigilante trying to take down the wealthy oligarchs carving up the fading metropolis. But as she searches for the breakthrough story she desperately needs, Lara will have to navigate the corruption of her adopted city, the uncertainties of virtue, and her own personal demons.
136 pages / color / on sale May 4 in bookstores and everywhere books are sold and May 5 in comic shops / MSRP $19.99/$25.99 pbk / ISBN: 978-1-50672-446-1
More comiXology Originals print editions will be announced at a later date.
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) George Kambadais In Shops: Jul 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Denny Little’s 48 hours to scrape up a hundred grand and relocate a dead mobster are up, and things are looking mighty unfavorable for our hapless psychic and his bank robbing girlfriend. Denny’s probably getting shot in his big, dumb face…unless a soul-sucking demon gets to him first!
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Davide Gianfelice Cover Artists: Main Cover: Marc Aspinall Preorder Cover: George Kambadais Incentive Cover: Daniel Warren Johnson Price: $3.99
Mal and Boss Moon’s hunt for the mysterious serial killer continues, but first they have to take a quick detour to capture the most wanted thieves in the sector— members of his former crew; the Chang-Benitez Gang! But will Mal be able to bring in Chang, Kaylee and Jayne? It’s Sheriff Mal versus the ‘Verse’s Bonnie and Clyde and, er, Jayne!
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) George Kambadais In Shops: Mar 25, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Dearly beloved. We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. For Denny and his new lover-turned-bank-robber, getting through means not getting caught by a Vatican priest with a biblical axe to grind or the blood-thirsty house-hunting demon.
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) George Kambadais In Shops: Jan 22, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Desperate Denny definitely doubles down on doing demonic deeds to distract the dastardly deviants demanding his death. During this, detectives dare to dive deep into Denny’s divine delinquencies. Oh, Denny.
(W) Ryan Ferrier (A/CA) George Kambadais In Shops: Jan 01, 2020 SRP: $3.99
Are you dead? Denny Little can help. This disgraced TV psychic can put your soul in a living body… for a price. A bad day at the office, however, has just put a bounty on his head courtesy of a murdered mafioso, leaving Denny 48 hours to save his own life.
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1, an oversized special one-shot written by acclaimed writer Greg Pak, artists Davide Gianfelice and George Kambadais, colorist Joana Lafuente, and letterer Jim Campbell, about the singular person who shaped Captain Malcolm Reynolds into the fearsome Browncoat and fearless leader he is today—his mother.
Captain Malcolm Reynolds—thief, smuggler, resistance fighter, and now captain of a crew of outcasts all the way on the farthest reaches of the ‘verse—wasn’t born an outlaw but he comes by it honestly. Turns out, his mother, the infamous Maude Reynolds, is at the top of the Alliance’s Most Wanted, and if Mal doesn’t get to her first, the Alliance will! Kicking off a new year of Firefly, discover the secret history of Mal and his mother, what that will mean for the rest of the ‘verse…and a new brewing war to end all wars.
Firefly: The Outlaw Ma Reynolds #1 features a main cover by award-winning artist Ethan Young and variant covers by artists Ming Doyle and Michael Walsh. It comes to comic shops January 15, 2020.