Here on the penultimate day of BOOM! Studio’s Road To San Diego Comic-Con 2019 we learn of Kieron Gillen’s and Dan Mora’s new project, Once & Future. What Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon explains as, “ONCE & FUTURE is an epic story of action & adventure that’s full of monsters, romance, an extremely badass grandma, and an examination of Arthurian legends through the creative lens of Kieron Gillen & Dan Mora.” That alone makes me want to read it! Once & Future will debut this August as a six-issue series, with an extra-sized first issue kicking.
But if you need more persuading carry on to the previews bellow!
Your New Look at Kieron Gillen
and Dan Mora’s ONCE & FUTURE #1
The New York Times Bestselling Author’s First Original Series From BOOM! Studios Debuts in August 2019.
LOS ANGELES, CA (July 12, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed a new look atONCE & FUTURE #1, an extra-sized issue kicking off an all-new six-issue series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars), Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus), and acclaimed colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol), introducing retired monster hunter Bridgette McGuire and her unsuspecting grandson Duncan as they prepare for battle against a rising evil that plans to take over the country to bring it back to its former glory.
The discovery of an ancient artifact at an archaeological site sets off a chain of events that puts the world in danger as a ruthless group of Nationalists attempt to raise a villain from Arthurian legend with the hope of gaining power, and fulfilling a long-standing prophecy for England. The only ones who can stop them are Bridgette McGuire, ex-monster hunter, and her grandson Duncan, who is soon swept up into a world of magic and myth as he comes face-to-face with the legends from England’s past and his own complicated family history.
“ONCE & FUTURE is an epic story of action & adventure that’s full of monsters, romance, an extremely badass grandma, and an examination of Arthurian legends through the creative lens of Kieron Gillen & Dan Mora.” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief. “Both creators are at the top of their game and it’s been a thrill to watch them build a bold, sweeping new world that’s brimming with mythology.”
ONCE & FUTURE #1 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott from Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede from Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Grass Kings from Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins; and Klaus from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy The Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; Angelfrom Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangersfrom Ryan Parrott and Danielle Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of ONCE & FUTURE #1, featuring cover art by Dan Mora, will be available for sale on August 14, 2019 at local comic book shops (usecomicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.