First Look: Garth Ennis And AWA Upshot Announces ‘Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal’

by Olly MacNamee

Garth Ennis’s newest comic book project will be from AWA Upshot and feature a female time-traveller. But, not the one you may be think about. Far from it. Meet Marjorie Finnegan, temporal criminal travelling through tie and space to nab the whatever she can from the past, present and future, as Ennis explains:

“Time travel inspires endless possibilities for all kinds of fun, and if there’s one thing Marj likes – it’s fun. This is my own spin on the time travel tale, with a twist or two that occurred while I was thinking about the conundrums that temporal mischief can inspire. It’s got Marj herself, a fun-lovin’ gal who should be fine as long as she doesn’t slow down long enough to notice the chaos she’s causing, a villain so evil he looks like Satan, another one who started making trouble back in the womb, a guy who’s just a head, and dinosaurs. Really, it’s hard to go wrong with dinosaurs. Especially smart ones. But just in case, let’s throw in a time cop with a malfunctioning sex toy as well…”

Or, as the solicits for Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #1 put it:

“She’s Marjorie Finnegan. She’s a temporal criminal. What more do you need to know? 

Oh, all right then: all Marj wants to do is race up and down the time-lanes, stealing every shiny-gleamy-pretty-sparkly she can lay her hands on. But her larcenous trail from the Big Bang to the Ninety-fifth Reich has drawn the beady eye of the Temporal PD, whose number one Deputy Marshall is now hard on our heroine’s tail– and taking things extremely personally. Worse still, Marj’s worthless creep of an ex and his even scummier partner have seen an angle of their own in all this, and now intend to use her time-tech to change history for their own benefit. Marj’s only ally? A guy called Tim. And he’s just a head. I mean come on, what use is just a head…?”

Variant cover by Mike Deodato Jr.

Joining Ennis on this new 8 part series is artist Goran Sudzuka who had previously worked with Ennis on A Walk Through Hell for AfterShock Comics.

Look out for Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal #1 with colour art by Miroslav Mrvain Stores May 5th, 2021 from AWA Upshot and check out this first look at interior art for the debut issue:


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