In November, BOOM! Studios will debut their newest original series, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS, written by Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, Supergirl) and illustrated by newcomer Mariano Navarro (DESCENDANT). It will ship with a main cover by Stephane Roux (Birds of Prey, GRACE RANDOLPH’S SUPURBIA). PROTOCOL: ORPHANS was created by actor and producer Peter Facinelli (Twilight Saga, Nurse Jackie) and producing partner Rob DeFranco (A7sle Films) and originally solicited under the title PROTOCOL in Diamond’s September Previews.
“I love a good espionage story,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “PROTOCOL: ORPHANS delivers; it’s a smart, stylish, and fast-paced thriller. If you miss shows like ‘Alias,’ you’re in for a treat.”
WHY WE LOVE IT: Written by Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, Supergirl) and drawn by Mariano Navarro, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS is an action-packed espionage series with a compelling cast of young characters struggling with their transition into adulthood.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT: Adopted by the government. Trained as deadly spies. Abandoned by everybody but each other. PROTOCOL: ORPHANS is a tense thriller perfect for fans of fun spy fiction like TV’s “Alias” or “Mission: Impossible.”
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Grabbed up by the United States government and thrown into training camps, orphans around the country have been raised to become America’s next generation of superspies. Now, as adults, they live amongst us, ready for “the family” to call them back into action.
PROTOCOL: ORPHANS #1 will arrive in stores on November 13th and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond order code SEP130986. 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, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and other many great titles.