Early Look: BOOM! Studios’ ‘Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure’
by Brendan M. Allen
BOOM! Studios has revealed a new look at the brand new original graphic novel Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure, from writer Jeff Jensen and artist George Schall. The historical fiction adventure is inspired by the true story of Kate Warne, America’s first female detective, and her singular achievement, thwarting a plot by Confederate radicals to kill Abraham Lincoln.
‘In 1861, America is at a crossroads. Abraham Lincoln, the man tasked with healing the nation, and his family are the targets of a conspiracy to assassinate them. Their safety – and the future of the American experiment – hinges on the success of a new kind of lawman, known by a word still novel in the culture: detective.
But there was only one detective whose extraordinary cleverness, versatility and mystery made them a singular individual who could save the Lincolns. Her name was Kate Warne. This is the true story of America’s first woman detective, who saved the life of her country’s greatest president and changed the course of history forever.’
When I first stumbled upon the story of America’s first female professional detective and her greatest claim to fame, I wanted to know the answer to a burning question: how did a woman from a small town in upstate New York in the mid-1800s grow up and get THAT job?
Print copies of Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure will be available for sale on October 27, 2021 at local comic book shops and on November 2, 2021 in bookstores.