Nnedi Okorafor and Tana Ford Launch New Comic 'LaGuardia' at Berger Books
Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor will be teaming up once again with her Black Panther: Long Live the King collaborator Tana Ford for a new four-issue mini-series from Berger Books called LaGuardia. The first issue is set to hit stores in October and is available for pre-order now, retailing for $4.99. Check out a description and the cover below:
Set in an alternative world where aliens have come to Earth and integrated with society, LaGuardia revolves around a pregnant Nigerian-American doctor, Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka who has just returned to NYC under mysterious conditions. After smuggling an illegal alien plant named "Letme Live" through LaGuardia International and Interstellar Airport's customs and security, she arrives at her grandmother's tenement, the New Hope Apartments in the South Bronx.
There, she and Letme become part of a growing population of mostly African and shape-shifting alien immigrants, battling against interrogation, discrimination and travel bans, as they try to make it in a new land. But, as the birth of her child nears, Future begins to change in more ways than one. What dark secret is she hiding?
The new series could be a jewel in the crown for the Dark Horse imprint. In addition to Okorafor's prominence as an author, her novel Who Fears Death is currently being developed as an HBO series.
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