Dark Horse Releases Trailer for Mata Hari #1 By Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina

Dark Horse has sent us the trailer for their new series Mata Hari by Emma Beeby and Ariela Kristantina. The first issue hits shelves February 21st and can be ordered at your local comics shops now.

Mata HariMATA HARI #1
Writer: Emma Beeby | Artist: Ariela Kristantina | Colorist: Pat Masioni Editor: Karen Berger | Cover Artist: Ariela Kristantina

Dancer. Courtesan. Spy. Executed by a French firing squad in 1917.

100 years on from her death, questions are still raised about her conviction.

Now, the lesser-known, often tragic story of the woman who claimed she was born a princess, and died a figure of public hatred with no one to claim her body, is told by breakout talent writer Emma Beeby (Judge Dredd), artist Ariela Kristantina (Insexts), and colorist Pat Masioni drawing on biographies and released MI5 files.

In this first part of a five-issue miniseries, we meet Mata Hari in prison at the end of her life as she writes her memoir–part romantic tale of a Javanese princess who performed "sacred" nude dances for Europe's elite, and part real-life saga of a disgraced wife and mother, who had everything she loved taken from her.

But, as she sits trial for treason and espionage, we hear another tale: one of a flamboyant Dutch woman who became "the most dangerous spy France has ever captured"–a double agent who whored herself for secrets, lived a life of scandal, and loved only money.

Leading us to ask . . . who was the real Mata Hari?

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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