Nnedi Okorafor & Tana Ford Bring Immigration Tale ‘LaGuardia’ To Berger Books

by Hannah Means Shannon

Berger Books at Dark Horse Comics have announced a new four-issue comic series from Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor and illustrator Tana Ford.

LaGuardia is part of Berger Books’ second wave of titles at Dark Horse and reunites Okorafor (Who Fears Death, Binti, Akata) and Ford (Silk, Duck!) after their work on Marvel’s Black Panther: Long Live the King #6.

The new tale is:

…set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named “Letme Live” through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport’s customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother’s tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.

There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change in more ways than one. What dark secret is she hiding?

The first issue of LaGuardia goes on sale October 31, 2018, and will soon be available for preorder at your local comic shop for $4.99.

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