A New Look at America’s First Woman Detective Kate Warne in Better Angels

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Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure

Today, BOOM! Studios revealed a new look at the original graphic novel Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure, from Emmy and Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Jensen (HBO’s Watchmen, Green River Killer: A True Detective Story), acclaimed artist George Schall (Made In Korea), and letterer AndWorld Design, inspired by the true story of Kate Warne, America’s first woman detective, and her singular achievement—thwarting a plot by Confederate radicals to kill Abraham Lincoln.

In 1861, America is at a crossroads. Abraham Lincoln, the man tasked with healing the nation, and his family are the targets of a conspiracy to assassinate them. Their safety—and the future of the American experiment—hinges on the success of a new kind of lawman, known by a word still novel in the culture: detective.

But there’s only one detective whose extraordinary cleverness, versatility, and mystery made them a singular individual who could save the Lincolns. Her name is Kate Warne. This is the true story of America’s first woman detective, who saved the life of her country’s greatest president and changed the course of history forever.

Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci and Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, and more.

Print copies of Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure will be available for sale on October 27, 2021, at local comic book shops. You can also pre-order and purchase it through our ComiXology link.