A young man tries to forge his own path for the future while confronting his past in the historical/sci-fi comic, Dark Blood. The six-issue original series at BOOM! Studios is written by screenwriter LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead) with artist Walt Barna (The Osiris Path) and colorist A.H.G. It will be available in July 2021.
“Alabama, 1955. Avery Aldridge was a decorated soldier during World War II; now he’s just an ordinary young black man busy providing for his wife and daughter. But the wounds of the past have a way of coming back, and he’ll soon discover that he is anything but ordinary. After a run-in awakens strange new abilities, Avery’s about to become more powerful than he could have ever dared to dream… in a country and society that never wanted him to have any power,” BOOM!’s synopsis reads.
“Dark Blood is a thrilling, genre-bending story that combines twisty sci-fi and historical action, incredible feats of bravery and deep familial love,” Morgan said. “I could not be more grateful for my creative partners at BOOM! who believed in this passion project from the start. I’m so excited for readers to take this wild ride with these characters I love so much.”
The first issue features a main cover by artist Valentine De Landro (Bitch Planet) and variants by Juni Ba (Excellence) and Dan Mora (Once & Future).
“LaToya and Walt are incredible storytellers and are telling a riveting story with complex, layered characters and an incisive look at American history,” BOOM! Editor Dafna Pleban said. “I’m deeply grateful to have had the chance to work with the brilliant creators on this team to bring their unique and thrilling vision to readers and fans everywhere!”