SDCC 2018: Sparrowhawk By Dawson & Basla Announced From Boom! Studios

by Hannah Means Shannon

As part of their “Road to San Diego“, Boom! Studios have been making new series, one-shot, and graphic novel announcements, and this time they’ve not only revealed new title Sparrowhawk, but released a fairly substantial preview for us.

The five issue limited series will begin in October 2018 from writer Delilah S. Dawson (Ladycastle, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny) and artist Matias Basla (The Claw and Fang).

Here’s our description of the new Victorian fantasy series:

As the daughter of a Naval Captain born of two very different worlds, Artemesia has never fit in with her father’s family, nor the high-class life to which they belong in the complicated time that is London, 1851. However, when she is targeted by the Faerie Queen and pulled into another realm with even deadlier threats than she’s experienced in the Victorian Era, Art finds she has no choice but to try and save the world that has always hated her.


Delilah S. Dawson explains:

Dark and twisted but alive with hope, SPARROWHAWK plunges you into a savagely beautiful world where I hope you, too, will want to earn your wings. You’ll meet a heroine who will spit her own blood in a fairy’s face to survive; her mentor who happens to be a flying jackalope who can’t lie… and yet still doesn’t quite tell the truth; an evil fairy who refuses to kill; and the monstrous twin of Pumbaa from The Lion King. Get ready to join the fairy fight club that’s one part Labyrinth, another part Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty and married to the beautiful visual landscape that Matias has created.

Matias Basla comments:

SPARROWHAWK is one of the most of the inspiring stories I’ve read in a long time – I knew I had to work on this after reading Delilah’s amazing script. As an artist, the series leaves me a lot of room to experiment in creating the look for a new, rich fantasy world that evolves in exciting ways with each issue.

Sparrowhawk #1 features a main cover by Miguel Mercado (Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers) and a variant cover by Stephanie Hans (Star Wars).

Here’s that preview:

Print copies of Sparrowhawk #1 will be available for sale in October 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.

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