Sparrowhawk, a new fantasy comic mini-series is coming this coming Fall, from acclaimed writer Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny) and artist Matias Basla (The Claw and Fang).
Hyping up its San Diego Comic Con 2018 presence, BOOM! Studios unveiled this fresh five-issue series, set for October. The following story synopsis, promises much:
“As the daughter of a Naval Captain born of two very different worlds, Artemesia has never fit in with her father’s family, nor the high-class life to which they belong in the complicated time that is London, 1851. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm with even deadlier threats than she’s experienced in the Victorian Era, Art finds she has no choice but to try and save the world that has always hated her.”
“Dark and twisted but alive with hope, Sparrowhawk plunges you into a savagely beautiful world where I hope you, too, will want to earn your wings,” said Delilah S. Dawson. “You’ll meet a heroine who will spit her own blood in a fairy’s face to survive; her mentor who happens to be a flying jackalope who can’t lie… and yet still doesn’t quite tell the truth; an evil fairy who refuses to kill; and the monstrous twin of Pumbaa from The Lion King. Get ready to join the fairy fight club that’s one part Labyrinth, another part Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty and married to the beautiful visual landscape that Matias has created.”
“Sparrowhawk is one of the most of the inspiring stories I’ve read in a long time – I knew I had to work on this after reading Delilah’s amazing script,” said Matias Basla. “As an artist, the series leaves me a lot of room to experiment in creating the look for a new, rich fantasy world that evolves in exciting ways with each issue.”
Sparrowhawk #1 will release with its main cover done by Miguel Mercado (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) and a variant cover by Stephanie Hans (Star Wars).
Here is a little 4-page preview, character and cover art, thanks to the boom-studios.com site. Check them out for more info, and other happenings.