BOOM! Studios today announced The Many Deaths Of Laila Starr, a new original series from acclaimed comics creator Ram V (Swamp Thing, Blue in Green) and superstar artist Filipe Andrade (Captain Marvel) that explores the fine line between living and dying in Mumbai through the lens of magical realism, available in April 2021.
The synopsis for The Many Deaths Of Laila Starr is: With humanity on the verge of discovering immortality, the avatar of Death is fired and relegated to the world below to live out her now-finite days in the body of twenty-something Laila Starr in Mumbai. Struggling with her newfound mortality, Laila hatches a plan and soon discovers a way to be placed at the time and location where the creator of immortality will be born . . . But will Laila take her chance to reverse the course of (future) history permanently, or does a more shocking fate await her within the coils of mortal existence?
Ram V describes The Many Deaths Of Laila Starr as “… a strange, funny, odd and occasionally morbid comic about death, love, innocence and the human condition. Where I come from, gods are flawed, perhaps more so than people. Life is an endless cycle of trying to get things right, and death? Death is only the beginning. Judgments are few and far between, and all things are rife with contradictions as they should be. So Filipe Andrade and I would like to welcome readers to this near-future Mumbai, this immensely beautiful mess of human lives where a god must first contend with death…many deaths, before she may begin to understand a thing or two about life.
Andrade added, “The Many Deaths Of Laila Starr is a story about love and connection, but also about the beauty and cruelty of it. Ram writes beautiful words touched by a mystic and exotic perfume. I want to transport and involve the reader in this trippy and vibrant world.”
The Many Deaths Of Laila Starr #1 features main cover art by series artist Andrade and variant covers by famed illustrator David Mack (Cover, Jessica Jones) and acclaimed artist Anand RK (Blue in Green).
The Many Deaths Of Laila Starr #1 will be available for sale in April 2021. You can pre-order and purchase this exciting new series through our ComiXology link.
Kerri is a disabled assistant editor and news writer for BWT. She is motivated by her love of words, commas, comics, and all things geeky