Published on November 3rd, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning
Yoruba Myth Meets Sci-Fi Conspiracy in BUCKHEAD #1
BOOM! Studios today revealed the first look at BUCKHEAD #1, the first of a five-issue limited series from rising star author Shobo (Outcasts of Jupiter), artist George Kambadais (The Black Ghost), and letterer Jim Campbell (Jim Henson’s Storyteller) about a Nigerianimmigrant 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 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!
BUCKHEAD is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Mamo by Sas Milledge; Save Yourself! by Bones Leopard and Kelly and Nichole Matthews; Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto; The Last Witch by Conor McCreery and V.V. Glass; Ghosted in LA by Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams; educational series Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers, and the upcoming Getting Dizzy by Shea Fontana and Celia Moscote.
Print copies of BUCKHEAD #1 will be available for sale on December 8, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.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 Kindle.
BUCKHEAD #1 PREVIEW