Exclusive Preview: ‘A Sparrow’s Roar’
Today we have an exclusive first look at A Sparrow’s Roar, a new original graphic novel coming from BOOM! Studios, under their KaBOOM! imprint, in October. A Sparrow’s Roar is by cartoonist C.R. Chua and co-writer Paolo Chikiamco, and it tells the story of a young girl who must assume the identity of her older sister, a seasoned warrior and the leader of an army, in order to save her kingdom. We have an exclusive preview, and the full press release is below. Enjoy!
A Young Hero’s Secret Past Revealed in New Look at A SPARROW’S ROAR From BOOM! Studios
Discover a Thrilling Fantasy Epic About a Knight’s Journey to Save Her People in October 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 19, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a brand new look at A SPARROW’S ROAR, the original graphic novel from cartoonist C.R. Chua and co-writer Paolo Chikiamco about a young knight who must assume the identity of her sister in order to save her kingdom, in stores October 16, 2019.
Per and her older sister Elena are both knights in the land of Esterpike. But while Per is a mere knight-in-training, Elena is a war hero and the revered commander of the most famous soldiers in all the land, the legendary Lions of Esterpike. When disaster strikes, Per must do the unthinkable and pretend to be her sister in order to travel to the capital and rally the troops against an enemy that only she knows about. It’ll take all her strength, cunning, and a bit of help from her sister’s second-in-command, Amelia, to pull it off, but with the fate of the people in her hands, Per has no choice but to step into Elena’s boots in order to save the kingdom.
A SPARROW’S ROARis the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanesby Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Daysby John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Avant-Guardsby Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Misfit Cityby Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Naomi Franquiz;Fenceby C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vanceby Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
Print copies of A SPARROW’S ROARwill be available for sale in October 16, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), on October 22, 2019 in bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
For more on A SPARROW’S ROARand other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
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Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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