Superhero comics don’t often examine the line between vigilante hero and villain in any depth, but when they do they can be captivating. BOOM! Studios’ new series, Translucid, exists to do that, which immediately makes it intriguing.
The Horse has been The Navigator’s arch-enemy for years, but when he sees The Navigator beginning to drift from his moral compass, he decides that’s not fun and begins to explore The Navigator’s hidden past. The series is by the team of Claudio Sanchex and Chondra Echert who have previously done critically acclaimed titles Kill Audio and Key of Z for BOOM! Studios.
For more details – including the Diamond order code – check out the press release after the jump.
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March 17, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is proud to announce TRANSLUCID #1, debuting this April from the writing team of Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (AMORY WARS, KILL AUDIO), and Daniel Bayliss (The Deal). TRANSLUCID is a startling deconstruction of the classic bond between a hero and his villain, and shows what it takes to push a person to take up either mantle.
“We’ve loved working with Claudio and Chondra here at BOOM! for years with projects like Amory Wars, Key of Z, and Kill Audio,” said Vice President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “It’s really fun to watch them plunge into the world of superheroes for the first time with Translucid and new collaborator Daniel Bayliss. As with their other projects, they’re bringing a completely fresh perspective to deconstructing one of the core elements of the genre—the relationship between a hero and his villain.”
WHY WE LOVE IT: Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert have given us such BOOM! Studios favorites as KILL AUDIO and KEY OF Z. Their latest book takes the superhero trope of “the neverending battle” and turns it into a completely different beast.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: TRANSLUCID is the superhero story you’ve wanted but never thought you’d see. It explores the thin line between heroes and villains, and the space between childhood hope and loss.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Horse has been the arch-enemy of The Navigator for years. But The Horse feels The Navigator’s moral compass slipping, and even a villain can’t let that happen. The Horse decides to get a closer look into The Navigator’s past that he’s buried deep in his subconscious and find out what drives a person to make the right choice, and what propels someone to make a selfish one. Thus begins an exploration of why a young man would take the mantle of a superhero.
TRANSLUCID #1 arrives in comic shops on April 16th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code FEB141037 with a main cover by Jeff Stokely (SIX-GUN GORILLA, THE REASON FOR DRAGONS) and an incentive cover by Ming Doyle (Mara, ADVENTURE TIME). Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.
Alternate covers by Jeff Stokely and Ming Doyle/Courtesy of BOOM! Studios