Berger Books Brings Us Lit With A Twist: Olivia Twist By Strauss, Dalva, Vieceli & Loughridge

by Hannah Means Shannon

Dark Horse and Berger Books have announced a new title coming up this summer–a “female-centric futuristic fable” drawing inspiration from Dickens’ famous work in Olivia Twist. 

Novelist Darin Strauss (Chang and Eng, More Than It Hurts You) makes his comics debut on this title and he’s joined by short fiction author Adam Dalva (Tin House, Guernica) as cowriter. Artist Emma Vieceli (Vampire Academy, The Adventures of Supergirl) and colorist Lee Loughridge (Briggs Land) complete the team. Artists Vanesa Del Rey, Tula Lotay, Sana Takeda and Emma Vieceli, will be creating the covers on the series.

Dark Horse explains:

In a dangerous future London, teenage orphan Olivia Twist joins the Esthers, a rag-tag gang of girl thieves, to save a boy she barely knows. Led by the elegant, queenly Fagin, they steal from the rich inhabitants of Vertical City while battling the illegally-augmented Trads for control of the streets.

But Olivia’s life of newfound friendships in this world of internment camps and dark technology gets even more complicated when she discovers that she has more power and wealth than she’s ever dreamed of. But it comes at an unfathomable cost.

The first issue of the four-part miniseries Olivia Twist will go on sale on September 19th, 2018, and will be available for preorder at your local comic shop later this month for $4.99.

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