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EXCLUSIVE: BOOM! Announces Dark Sci-Fi Series "Turncoat"

Starting in 2016, BOOM! Studios will turn its attention even further into the future with a new limited series set on post-alien invasion Earth. BOOM! has provided Comic Book Resources with an exclusive first look at "Turncoat," a four-issue mini-series from writer Alex Paknadel ("Arcadia") and Artyom Trakhanov ("Undertow").

Described as "dark sci-fi" in the vein of "Blade Runner," "Turncoat" takes place 300 years after humanity was taken over by an alien race known as Management. The story picks up two years after Management's departure as survivors begin to form a new human government in the aftermath of a battle against the human-alien hybrids left behind by humanity's former oppressors. The series stars a resistance fighter turned private eye, Marta Gonzalez, as she gets tangled up in a case involving a hybrid that's been abducted for political gains.

You can check out the full solicitation info for BOOM! Studios' "Turncoat," as well as character sketches from series artist Artyom Trakhanov, below. "Turncoat" #1 arrives in March 2016.

Turncoat #1 (of 4)Publisher: BOOM! StudiosWriter: Alex PaknadelArtist: Artyom TrakhanovCover Artists:Main Cover: Artyom TrakhanovIncentive Cover: Johnny Dombrowski Format: 32 pages, full colorPrice: $3.99On sale: March 2016Synopsis: What's to Love: Employing the most compelling elements of science fiction and the detective genre, Turncoat is a gripping exploration of power vacuums and the legacy of oppression. Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow) tell the story of a guilt-ridden protagonist through a grisly quest for a truth. Turncoat will scratch that itch you have for dark sci-fi like Blade Runner, The Forever War, and Neuromancer.

What It Is: 300 years since humanity was brutally subjugated by the alien race known simply as "Management." Two years since these invaders abandoned Earth to return to their home world. Following her participation in the brutal massacre of human-alien hybrids left behind by Management, resistance fighter Marta Gonzalez declines to join the new human government and starts her own private detective agency instead. When a human-alien hybrid who survived the massacre is abducted for sinister political ends, Gonzalez is forced to confront her own bloody past and acknowledge the fact that the transition from oppression to emancipation is anything but clean.

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