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EXCLUSIVE 12-Gauge Preview: Yumi: Spy Fatale, Baddy Royale

Yumi is a rush of pop culture adoration and hyper-kinetic brawls that resculpt the genre.

New to Kickstarter, Yumi: Spy Fatale, Baddy Royale is a new 136-page graphic novel from creators Doug Wagner, Hoyt Silva, Kevin Lennertz, and Frank Cvetovic. Check out the reward tiers for the Kickstarter which runs through March 11, 2021.

“Yumi pays homage and respect to the massive contribution Ian Fleming gifted the literary world while bringing a modern flair to the genre,” Wagner explained in a statement. “It may sound like a spy story, but it embraces so much more. Yumi is about how love can inspire a person to become more than they believed in themselves. It’s ridiculous and over the top, with poignant moments relevant to today’s climate. It’s a story of unconditional, all-consuming love filtered into an action blockbuster, Scott Pilgrim meets Kingsman, all wrapped in a heartwarming tortilla.”

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Courtesy of 12-Gauge Comics, we have an exclusive first look below.

YUMI: SPY FATALE, BADDY ROYALE

Written by Doug Wagner (PlasticThomas River)
Drawn by Hoyt Silva (Last StopMongrel)
Colors by Kevin Lennertz
Letters by Frank Cvetovic

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For more on this project, read the official press release below.

February 9, 2020 (Birmingham, AL)— Bloodsoaked katanas, sentient Lamborghinis, and a soundtrack that can level city blocks. Yumi, the world’s greatest hacker, embarks on a globe-trotting mission of vengeance as she tracks down her kidnapped boyfriend, Richard. The 136-page graphic novel Yumi: Spy Fatale, Baddie Royale arrives from the feverish minds of writer Doug Wagner (Plastic, The Ride, Thomas River), artist Hoyt Silva (Last Stop, Mongrel), colorist Kevin Lennertz, letterer Frank Cvetovic, designer Sasha Head, editor Lisako Yamauchi, and publisher 12-Gauge Comics. Trailblazing a path of pulp spook fiction for a new generation, Yumi is a rush of pop culture adoration and hyper-kinetic brawls that resculpt the genre.

Launched today from publisher 12-Gauge Comics via Kickstarter, the OGN includes covers from Lois (Loish) van BaarlEliza Ivanova (3D artist on Pixar films including Coco and Inside Out), and Chris Brunner and Rico Renzi (Wolverine and the X-Men, Spider-Gwen, The Ride: Burning Desire).

“Yumi pays homage and respect to the massive contribution Ian Fleming gifted the literary world while bringing a modern flair to the genre,” Wagner explains. “It may sound like a spy story, but it embraces so much more. Yumi is about how love can inspire a person to become more than they believed of themselves. It’s ridiculous and over the top, with poignant moments relevant to today’s climate. It’s a story of unconditional, all-consuming love filtered into an action blockbuster, Scott Pilgrim meets Kingsman, all wrapped in a heartwarming tortilla.”

“So many explosions. So many countries. So many battle sequences. Yumi: Spy Fatale, Baddie Royale is one of the most adrenaline-fueled projects of my career—Doug’s script crackles with momentum,” Silva explains. “It was an amazing challenge to match that sheer energy.”

The graphic novel is available in three softcovers editions with covers from Lois van Baarl, Eliza Ivanova, and Chris Brunner. Two limited edition hardcover editions feature art from Eliza Ivanova and Lois Van Baarl. The project is available on Kickstarter now until March 11, 2021.

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