First look at Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora's "Once & Future" #1 from BOOM! Studios

First look at Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora's "Once & Future" #1 from BOOM! Studios

Once & Future from BOOM! Studios has one of those concepts that really works best in comics: a young man teams up with his retired, monster-hunting grandma to track down an evil villain from Arthurian legend. Magic and shenanigans ensue, all with the fate of England in the balance. Good stuff.

Oh, and the creative team behind the series? Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora.

Sign me up yesterday.

We’re still a few months out from the premiere of the first issue, but BOOM! have revealed a first look at Mora’s interiors. There’s some gorgeous coloring here, so check it out below.

Per BOOM!:

Your First Look at Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s ONCE & FUTURE #1 From BOOM! Studios

The New York Times Bestselling Author's First Original Series From BOOM! Studios Debuts in August 2019.

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2019) – BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at ONCE &  FUTURE #1, an extra-sized issue kicking off an all-new limited series from New York Times bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars) and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus), introducing retired monster hunter Bridgette McGuire and her unsuspecting grandson Duncan as they prepare for battle against a rising evil that plans to take over the country to bring it back to its former glory.

Duncan McGuire is having a terrible day and a terrible date when his grandmother’s retirement home calls with an emergency. Little does he know, the emergency is actually the emergence of a villain from Arthurian legend, being summoned back from the dead by a group of Nationalists to serve their cause. And the only person who knows how to stop them is . . . his grandmother, Bridgette McGuire, ex-monster hunter and lifelong badass. Duncan is soon swept up into a world of magic and myth as he comes face-to-face with the legends from England’s past and his own complicated family history, as he and his gran fight for their country’s future. 

Once and Future #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on August 14.

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