BOOM! Studios Announces New Original Horror Series ‘MAW’

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios has announced MAW, a five-issue horror series by writer Jude Ellison S. Doyle and artist A.L. Kaplan that explores the anger of those trapped by society’s expectations and the monsters born from that collective rage, available in September 2021.

‘Dragged by her sister Wendy to a feminist retreat on the remote island of Angitia, Marion Angela Weber hopes to gain some perspective and empowerment… that isn’t at the bottom of a bottle. But everything is horribly derailed after an assault on their first night there. 

The violent encounter awakens something in Marion she never imagined, triggering warped mutations in her body, and bringing forth a hunger she can’t bring herself to name. When the townsfolk react with suspicion and violence, what unforgivable act will transform Marion into the very monster they’ve made her out to be?’

MAW might be the most fun I’ve ever had as a writer. It’s a love letter to all the ways horror can tell powerful, subversive and transformative stories about gender, and it’s a big, messy chunk of my heart that I somehow got paid to throw on a page. It’s been an honor to work with BOOM! and A.L. Kaplan on this, and I can’t wait to share it with you. MAW transformed me,” said Doyle. 

Kaplan adds “MAW is a fun, dark dive into how monsters, both fantastic and real, are made.”

MAW #1 features main cover art by artist Ariela Kristantina, and variant cover art by acclaimed illustrators Megan Hutchison-Cates, Abigail Jill Harding, and more.

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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