Your First Look at THE AVANT-GUARDS #7 From BOOM! Studios
“Sports comics and queer athletes are still far too rare in the wide world of representation. If you like either or both of those things, my guess is Avant-Guards is going to scratch an itch you didn’t even know you had.”—Autostraddle
“The Avant-Guards joins Dodge City and Fence as inclusive, sports-focused series under the BOOM! banner.”—Paste Magazine
“It’s this beautiful story of friendship and we’re just getting started.”—Comicon.com
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at THE AVANT-GUARDS #7, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer) about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores August 2019.
The Avant-Guards’ hot streak has ended in a resounding loss, and team’s dealing with the disappointment, although it looks like team captain Olivia “Liv” Bates is taking it particularly hard. Even Charlie can’t shake her out of her funk. As the members of the Avant-Guards each deal with the defeat in their own ways, Liv is pushing everyone away just when she needs them most. Can Charlie get through to Liv in time to save their fractured team and budding relationship? Or does this spell the end for Liv’s dreams for this ragtag team and her star player?
THE AVANT-GUARDS #7 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee (Black Canary: Ignite, Dodge City).
THE AVANT-GUARDS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Smooth Criminals by Kirsten ‘Kiwi’ Smith, Kurt Lustgarten, and Leisha Riddell; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
Print copies of THE AVANT-GUARDS #7 will be available for sale on August 21, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.