Your First Look at LaToya Morgan and Walt Barna’s Dark Blood #1

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Dark Blood #1

Today, BOOM! Studios revealed the first look at Dark Blood #1, the premiere issue of 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, available in July 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.

Dark Blood #1 features main cover art by acclaimed artist Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet) and variant covers by illustrators Juni Ba (Excellence) and Dan Mora (Once & Future).

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.

Print copies of Dark Blood #1 will be available for sale on July 21, 2021, exclusively at local comic book shops. You can also pre-order and purchase it through our ComiXology link.