BOOM! Studios has announced a brand new ongoing series from writer Gabby Rivera (America, Juliet Takes a Breath) and artist Royal A. Dunlap (Die Hibi Die, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) — b.b. free. The series will be published on the company’s BOOM! Box imprint and arrives this November.
BOOM! Studios official synopsis:
Years after the Plague That Ate Greed wiped out the ultra rich, b.b. free and her dad live in a small, close-knit community in the Florida Islands, where everything is shared and everyone’s got each other’s backs. b.b. is getting to be a teenager, though, and she’s starting to get more and more interested in the world beyond her swamp. For now, her only tie to the outside world is her radio show. But when she discovers a secret so large it could tear her family and entire community apart, b.b. realizes that there’s a lot her father’s not telling her… and she might just have to head out into the world on her own to find the truth.
“b.b. free is the trippy wild adventure road trip I always wanted to go on as a kid, with a post-climate-change-America twist. Chubby, nerdy, teen me daydreamed about heading out into the world with a super cool best friend and doing whatever we wanted. Usually on motorcycles, with magical powers, and no parents to mess with our fun. With b.b. free, I get to do all that and more, with one of the best artists on the planet, Royal Dunlap.” said writer Gabby Rivera. “b.b. free is a bouncy love letter to queer kids everywhere, especially the chubby Puerto Rican ones.”
“When I first read through the story outline for b.b. free, I was immediately sold by the eco-dystopian setting. A setting partnered by themes of coming-of-age, fractured family and found family, all layered with an eerie mist of wonder and magic enveloping it all.” said Royal Dunlap. “What I’m most excited about is introducing to readers the rag-tag group known as the Swamp Nerds, a.k.a the “inadvertedly-trying-to-save-the-world” young protagonists of this adventurous story.”
“In a world plagued by a disease that literally eats the rich and natural disasters that have wreaked havoc on technology everywhere, b.b. free is the kickass rebel hero we need, because the kids are growing up and they’re sick and tired of waiting for the world to save itself.” said Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Which means you can expect plenty of hijinx and heroics as Gabby and Royal send b.b. out into the world to travel wide and far, meet new people, encounter new adventures, and discover who she really is when it comes down to it all.”
You get your copy of b.b. free #1 at your local comic book store on November 6 and through digital platforms such as Comixology and the BOOM! Studios app.