BOOM! Studios has announced Smooth Criminals #1, a new ongoing series from writers Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith and Kurt Lustgarten, with art by Leisha Riddel.
There are certain things Brenda expects to find while hacking: money, secrets, occasional pictures of cats. She is NOT expecting to find a cryogenically frozen master thief named Mia from the 60s. Mia is everything Brenda is not—cool, confident, beautiful. And utterly unprepared for the digital age. Despite their differences, the two will need to team up to find out what happened to Mia—and how to pull off the heist of the century.
“With SMOOTH CRIMINALS, we want to tell a female friendship story wrapped in a jewel heist — a buddy comedy about a somewhat-out-of-touch cat burglar from the past who teams with a socially awkward tech-savvy genius in 1999 that shows just how much times – and crimes – have changed,” said Kiwi Smith & Kurt Lustgarten. “We want to explore the idea that women era and different backgrounds can accomplish true change by working together in a world where anachronistic rules are meant to be broken. If you’re a fan of James Bond or nostalgic for the 90s, you’ll love seeing these two team up to pull off the heist of the century…if they can figure out how to be friends first.”
“Sometimes crime really does pay – in the form of finding your new best friend and hopefully getting super rich,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Readers of Misfit City know that Kiwi and Kurt perfectly marry big thrills and even bigger friendships to create unforgettable adventures. Now they’re going to steal your heart once again with Leisha-Marie as their new partner in crime and we can’t wait for you to see what they’ve got planned.”
Smooth Criminals #1 is scheduled to arrive in stores in November 2018.