5 Books Published by BOOM! Studios on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Eve by Victor Lavalle Eve

by Victor Lavalle
BOOM! Studios (Mar 22, 2022)
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A young girl, Eve, raised in a virtual reality embarks on a deadly cross-country quest to save her father… and our dying planet.

WHAT WORLD HAVE WE LEFT OUR CHILDREN?

When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released. Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in.

In order to save her father and accompanied only by Wexler, her robotic caretaker and protector sheathed in her favorite teddy bear, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country. Along the way, she will have to contend not only with the threats of a very real world that await her, but the lies we tell our children in the name of protecting them.

In the spirit of his critically acclaimed and award winning novel Changling, novelist Victor LaValle (The Ballad of Black Tom, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer) and illustrator Jo Mi-Gyeong (The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) deliver a powerful dystopian adventure about the world we leave behind… and the price that must be paid to restore life to a dying planet.

Collects Eve #1-5.


Click for more detail about Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness by L.L. McKinney Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness

by L.L. McKinney
BOOM! Studios (Dec 07, 2021)
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For the first time ever, discover the true stories behind two of the most popular Power Rangers characters ever - the deadly assassin known as Andromeda and the mysterious hero bearing the name Phantom Ranger.

SECRET ORIGINS REVEALED!

For the first time ever, discover true stories of two of the most popular Power Rangers characters — the deadly assassin known as Astronema, and the mysterious hero bearing the name Phantom Ranger.

The shocking revelations about their pasts will forever change the futures of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in ways no one ever imagined.

From superstar creators L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black), Frank Gogol, and Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn) reveal the secrets that no Power Ranger fan can afford to miss.

Collects Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness #1 and Power Rangers Unlimited: Edge of Darkness #1.


Click for more detail about The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby The Sacrifice of Darkness

by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby
Archaia (Oct 27, 2020)
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Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby adapt Gay’s New York Times bestselling short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness” as a full length graphic novel, expanding and further developing the unforgettable world where the sun no longer shines.

“When I was a young girl, my husband’s father flew an air machine into the sun. Since then, the days have been dark, the nights bright.”

Follow one woman’s powerful journey through this new landscape as she discovers love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As she challenges notions of identity, guilt, and survival she’ll find that no matter the darkness, there remains sources of hope that can pierce the veil.


Click for more detail about Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank Smith Big Black: Stand at Attica

by Frank Smith
Archaia (Feb 18, 2020)
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A graphic novel memoir from Frank "Big Black" Smith, a prisoner at Attica State Prison in 1971, whose rebellion against the injustices of the prison system remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history.

FOUR DAYS IN 1971 CHANGED THE COURSE OF AMERICAN HISTORY. THIS IS THE TRUE STORY FROM THE MAN AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL.

In the summer of 1971, the New York’s Attica State Prison is a symbol of everything broken in America - abused prisoners, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreact to a minor incident, the prisoners decide they’ve had enough - and revolt against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions. Frank "Big Black" Smith finds himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seems to be negotiating with ambitious Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovers there may be no hope in finding a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica.

Written by Jared Reinmuth and Frank "Big Black" Smith himself, adapted and illustrated by Ameziane, Big Black: Stand At Attica is an unflinching look at the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history.


Click for more detail about Victor LaValle’s Destroyer by Victor Lavalle Victor LaValle’s Destroyer

by Victor Lavalle
BOOM! Studios (Mar 06, 2018)
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The legacy of Frankenstein’s monster collides with the sociopolitical tensions of the present-day United States.

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein beseeched†his creator for love and companionship, but in 2017, the monster has long discarded any notions of peace or inclusion. He has become the Destroyer,†his only goal†to eliminate the scourge of humanity from the planet. In this goal, he initially finds a willing partner in Dr. Baker, a descendant of the Frankenstein family who has lost her teenage son after an encounter with the police. While two scientists, Percy and Byron, initially believe they’re brought to protect Dr. Baker from the monster, they soon realize they may have to protect the world from the monster and Dr. Baker’s wrath.

Written by lauded novelist Victor LaValle (The Devil In Silver, The Ballad of Black Tom), Destroyer is a harrowing tale exploring the legacies of love, loss, and vengeance placed firmly in the tense atmosphere and current events of the modern-day United States.