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The Avant-Guards Get an Original Graphic Novel in 2020

BOOM! Studios has announced The Avant-Guards original graphic novel, concluding the story of the beloved group of misfit art students who band together to play for their school’s first ever basketball team. The brand new original graphic novel, picking up after issue eight and available in stores September 2020, reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes for a brand-new adventure with their team of unlikely athletes brought together by friendship and sports shenanigans.

The Avant-Guards graphic novel cover will feature art by series artist Noah Hayes and out in September 2020.

The Avant-Guards

Preview: Goldie Vance SC Gift Set

Goldie Vance SC Gift Set

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Hope Larson, Jackie Ball
Artist: Brittney Williams, Noah Hayes, Elle Power
Colorist: Sarah Stern
Letterer: Jim Campbell
Cover Artist: Brittney Williams
Price: $39.99

Sixteen-year-old Marigold “Goldie” Vance has an insatiable curiosity. She lives at a Florida resort with her dad, who manages the place, and it’s her dream to one day become the hotel’s in-house detective. When Walter, the current detective, encounters a case he can’t crack, together they utilize her smarts, skills, and connections to solve the mystery…

From New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award-winning writer Hope Larson (Batgirl), and critically-acclaimed artist Brittney Williams (Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat), along with writer Jackie Ball (Welcome to Wanderland), and artists Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) and Elle Power (Regular Show),this gift set presents volumes 1-4 in for a special value price!

Goldie Vance SC Gift Set

Preview: The Avant-Guards #8

The Avant-Guards #8

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Eleonora Bruni
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  

    Main Cover: Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

Tiffany and the Coven accidentally stumble onto a surprising discovery… resident cynic Nicole’s secret life as an aspiring stand-up comic! Plus, the final regular game of the season is coming up, and with it, questions about the Avant-Guards’ place in the playoffs…not to mention the future of the league itself!

The Avant-Guards #8

Preview: The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 SC

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 SC

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
Price: $14.99

As a transfer student to the Georgia O’Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, former sports star Charlie is struggling to find her classes, her dorm, and her place amongst a student body full of artists who seem to know exactly where they’re going. 

When the school’s barely-a-basketball-team unexpectedly attempts to recruit her, Charlie’s adamant that she’s left that life behind…until she’s won over by the charming team captain, Liv, and the ragtag crew she’s managed to assemble. And while Charlie may have left the cut-throat world of competitive basketball in the dust, sinking these hoops may be exactly what she needs to find the person she truly wants to be. 

From Carly Usdin, the writer behind the hit series Heavy Vinyl, and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) comes an ensemble comedy series that understands that it’s the person you are off the court that matters most. 

Collects The Avant-Guards issues #1-4.

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 SC

Preview: The Avant-Guards #7

The Avant-Guards #7

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Eleonora Bruni
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
     Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

As Liv discovers that there is more to college basketball than just slam dunks and victories, the rest of the Avant-Guards work to cheer up their normally peppy Captain. Charlie especially seems concerned, and ready to do whatever it takes to get back the Liv she knows and loves.

The Avant-Guards #7

Get a First Look at The Avant-Guards #7

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #7, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores August 21, 2019. 

The Avant-Guards’ hot streak has ended in a resounding loss, and team’s dealing with the disappointment, although it looks like team captain Olivia “Liv” Bates is taking it particularly hard. Even Charlie can’t shake her out of her funk. As the members of the Avant-Guards each deal with the defeat in their own ways, Liv is pushing everyone away just when she needs them most. Can Charlie get through to Liv in time to save their fractured team and budding relationship? Or does this spell the end for Liv’s dreams for this ragtag team and her star player? 

The Avant-Guards #7 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #7

Preview: The Avant-Guards #6

The Avant-Guards #6

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer:  Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

Reeling from a crushing defeat at the hands of the Selfies, the Avant-Guards must rediscover their team spirit and remember what makes them love the game. It doesn’t help that a member of their team is horribly smitten with a Selfie player.

The Avant-Guards #6

Your First Look at The Avant-Guards #6

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #6, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores June 19, 2019. 

The Avant-Guards are blazing past their competition as they head into a three-game streak where they’ll be facing teams from the MedCenter College of Endocrinology, the Royal Academy of Punk Rock, and the American Institute of Internet Influencers over four days! And in between all the games, they’ll be celebrating Ashley’s birthday with a karaoke party at the local bar, where a certain crush may or may not make an appearance. It’s gonna be a busy week for our favorite team of artistic ball players, but will they be able to handle all the heat, or will they lose control on the court?

The Avant-Guards #6 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #6

Preview: The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artist: Veronica Fish
Price: $14.99

Giant Days meets Check, Please, from the creator of Heavy Vinyl!

Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock.

Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone in that belief…until Charlie.

Charlie is a recent transfer, a star basketball player, and the answer to all of Liv’s problems. She’ll stop at nothing to get Charlie to join the ragtag group of misfits that make up their fledgling basketball team.

Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) present a touching tale about finding what you’re looking for… on and off the court.

Collects issues #1-4 in an exclusive comic shop release.

The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 Discover Now Edition

Preview: The Avant-Guards #5

The Avant-Guards #5

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

The Avant-Guards have been on a roll when it comes to their newly-formed Athletic Coalition, Charlie has been getting more comfortable with her new teammates, but when they hit the end of their winning-streak, will these new friendships survive?

The Avant-Guards #5
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