BOOM! Studios has released another new first look at Better Angels, a bio-comic about Kate Warne, from writer Jeff Jensen, and artist George Schall.
In 1861, America is at a crossroads. Abraham Lincoln, the man tasked with healing the nation, and his family are the targets of a conspiracy to assassinate them. Their safety – and the future of the American experiment – hinges on the success of a new kind of lawman, known by a word still novel in the culture: detective.
But there was only one who would prove to be up to the task—an individual whose extraordinary cleverness and resourcefulness would alter the course of history from deep within the shadows of domestic spycraft. Her name was Kate Warne.
This is the story of America’s first female detective, a trailblazing working woman trying to make a living and do some good in a tumultuous, sexist age, and whose mysterious life and tall tale exploits are truly the stuff of legend.
If you aren’t familiar with Kate Warne, her story is fascinating to say the least, and this comic should give you the big highlights of her life and career. If you are a patron, Stephen Schleicher wrote a piece about her years ago that is worth checking out.
Better Angels arrives on October 27, 2021.