Exclusive First Look: Felipe Nunes’ Savagely Entertaining ‘Dodo’ From Boom! Studios

by Hannah Means Shannon

Boom! Studios is revealing KaBOOM! Summer Blast, “a week-long spotlight on the best middle grade comic books and graphic novels from the award-winning imprint” and we’re teaming up with them today to bring you an exclusive first look at the impressive graphic novel Dodo by cartoonist Felipe Nunes debuting in stores May 2018.

It’s a remarkable book about “love, loss, and how the most unexpected of friends can save us”.

Boom! describes Dodo:

When Laila’s parents split up, she doesn’t understand why her life has changed, and why her dad never comes by anymore. Lonely and confused, Laila ends up befriending a strange bird that lives in the park by her house. Her friendship with this bird, a dodo named Ralph, takes Laila on a journey she never expected and shows her things about her own world she’d never noticed before.

Whitney Leopard, Editor at Boom! Studios, explains:

DODO explores an emotional journey of a real-life situation with a fantastical twist that’ll resonate with both adult and middle-grade audiences. It is a graphic novel that is near and dear to our hearts in KaBOOM! Felipe brings an emotional depth and nuance to Laila’s story, something many kids and adults will empathize with, that will stick with you long after your first read or, in my case, your fiftieth.

Here’s our exclusive First Look at this exciting new book:

We here at Comicon.com enjoyed reading an advance copy of this strange and savagely entertaining little book, so look out for our forthcoming review!

Print copies of Dodo will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on May 30th and in book stores on June 5th or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.

For more on DODO and more exclusive previews as part of KaBOOM! Kids Week, please visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.