ONCE & FUTURE Pen & Ink #1

Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora’s ONCE & FUTURE #1 Gets the Pen & Ink Treatment

Experience the Epic Modern Arthurian Fantasy Series Like You Never Have Before!

BOOM! Studios announced today the continuation of the PEN & INK collection: a deluxe art-focused format of select first issues featuring stunning black and white interior artwork and cover with artist commentary of the highly acclaimed ONCE & FUTURE #1: PEN & INK by superstar creators Kieron Gillen, Dan Mora, and Ed Dukeshire, will be hitting comic shop shelves in August 2024. 

Experience the very first issue of ONCE & FUTURE, the political and supernatural thriller filled with monsters, mysticism, and magic, in this special PEN & INK format for the first time. Relive the adventures of ex-monster hunter Bridgette McGuire and her museum curator grandson Duncan like never before, with new commentary from the creative team! From bestselling writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Star Wars) and award-winning artist Dan Mora (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Klaus), explore the past’s strangest secrets, the complicated truths of our history, and the strength of family during dire times!

“As soon as we brought back the PEN & INK program in 2023, we knew we had to give fans the chance to delve deeper into the epic world of ONCE & FUTURE,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing, Filip Sablik. “Kieron Gillen’s masterful writing and Dan Mora’s epic art style resulted in ONCE &  FUTURE #1 selling out eight times, making it the perfect candidate for the PEN & INK treatment!”

Every PEN & INK issue will feature a premium cardstock cover and luxuriously thick wood free interior paper, alongside a gorgeous Spot UV variant cover and a blank sketch cover.

The PEN & INK Collection is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Underheist by David and Maria Lapham; and Animal Pound by Tom King and Peter Gross. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Corrino from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Simone Ragazzoni; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle, Rubine, and Francesco Pisa.

ONCE & FUTURE #1: PEN & INK will be available August 2024 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play. SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN: PEN & INK #1, THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR: PEN & INK #1, and BRZRKR #1: PEN & INK may be available now.