Coming from Karen Berger’s Berger Books imprint at Dark Horse Comics on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 – Christopher Cantwell, co-creator/showrunner of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, and Martín Morrazo (Nighthawk, Elektra, Ice Cream Man) debut SHE COULD FLY #1!
Here’s a look at the cover, storyline and preview pages for July 11th’s new release
from Dark Horse Comics on New Comic Book Day…
She Could Fly #1
In Chicago, an unknown woman appears flying at speeds of 120 miles per hour and at heights reaching 2,000 feet. Then she suddenly dies in a fiery explosion mid-air. No one knows who she was, how she flew, or why. Luna, a disturbed 15-year-old girl becomes obsessed with learning everything about her while rumors and conspiracy theories roil. Will cracking the secrets of the Flying Woman’s inner life lead to the liberation from her own troubled mind?
Praise for She Could Fly:
“Full of unexpected pleasures, She Could Fly is no ordinary comic book series.
Cantwell pushes the boundaries of the storytelling form in this masterful, joyful, poignant first outing. A must-read.”
—G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Air)
“An intriguing premise, great dialogue and very tasty art combine to make She Could Fly something special.”
—Garth Ennis (Preacher, Punisher)
“She Could Fly is one of the best comic book debuts I’ve ever read. The first chapter
broke the conventions of the genre, and my heart. It’s everything I want from a comic.”
—Gerry Duggan (Deadpool, Analog)
“A powerful panic attack on the page. She Could Fly #1 is a tremendous first issue, full to the brim with
arresting visions and struck through with an unshakeable, what-happens-next foreboding. From the anxiety of high school
to the high intrigue of bleeding-edge physics, SCF is the best sort of story: grounded, but with its eyes on the skies.”
—W. Maxwell Prince (Ice Cream Man)
About Dark Horse:
For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher,Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
About Berger Books
Karen Berger has been a powerful force in the comics industry for over 25 years. Beginning her career at DC Comics, her interest in horror led to her becoming instrumental in nurturing Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and later bringing Neil Gaiman’s work to mass audiences with his seminal series The Sandman. With the success of these titles, mixed with her unique vision, eye for the unusual, and willingness to push the envelope, Karen Berger became the founding editor of DC’s mature-reader imprint Vertigo in 1993. She earned critical acclaim and popular success in her 20 years heading Vertigo with legendary titles such as Fables, Hellblazer, The Invisibles, 100 Bullets, Preacher, and V for Vendetta. After stepping down from Vertigo in 2012, Karen Berger joined forces with Dark Horse Comics in 2017 to launch her new imprint Berger Books with top talent such as Anthony Bourdain, Ann Nocenti, David Aja, Dave Gibbons, Mat Johnson, Warren Pleece, Paul Pope, and Joel Rose. Berger Books launched in 2018 with inaugural titles Hungry Ghosts, Incognegro: Renaissance, Mata Hari, The Seeds, and The Originals: Expanded Edition.