By Ross Hutchinson
April 26, 2021
BOOM! Studios revealed that DARK BLOOD #1, an evocative new six-issue original series from screenwriter LaToya Morgan (AMC’s The Walking Dead, Into The Badlands), rising star artist Walt Barna (The Osiris Path), colorist A.H.G., and letterer AndWorld Design, about a young man forging a brave new future for himself and his family while dealing with his past, has sold out at the distributor level before release!
In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced DARK BLOOD #1 SECOND PRINTING, featuring brand new cover art by Eisner Award winning-artist Paris Alleyne (AFTERLIFT), available in stores August 11, 2021.
Alabama, 1955. Avery Aldridge was a decorated soldier during World War II; now he’s just an ordinary young Black man busy providing for his wife and daughter. But the wounds of the past have a way of coming back, and he’ll soon discover that he is anything but ordinary. After a run-in awakens strange new abilities, Avery’s about to become more powerful than he could have ever dared to dream… in a country and society that never wanted him to have any power.
“LaToya, Walt, A.H.G., and AndWorld Design have created something truly spectacular in this unique, genre-bending saga and issue #1 only scratches the surface of Avery Aldridge’s story,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “We are humbled to bring the incredible and thought-provoking world of DARK BLOOD to even more readers!”
DARK BLOOD is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; and Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.