Iconic Eisner-Winning Team of David & Maria Lapham Spin a Yarn at BOOM! Studios
One last heist… Or there’ll be hell to pay.
The hit Stray Bullets creative team of David & Maria Lapham, along with colorist Hilary Jenkins (Grass Kings), brings a hellish new hardboiled heist series to BOOM! Studios in UNDERHEIST, available December 2023.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
After a losing fight to gambling addiction, David hits rock bottom and decimates his personal life in the process. He’d do anything for one last chance to get on the straight and narrow and set things right.
He may just be in luck, if you can call it that. Through the grapevine David learns of a heist–one involving a tunnel system that no one knows better than the former NYC subway veteran. One last job and he’s home free. All he needs to do is make it out alive.
UNDERHEIST #1 features a main cover by David Lapham, with variants by Dave Johnson (100 Bullets), and Goran Sudzuka (Y: The Last Man).
“If you know our work then you know that we traditionally come at the crime genre from a very non-traditional angle with very non-traditional noir protagonists. I often call them “domestic noirs”. But with Underheist, we had this idea for a more straightforward story, centered around maybe the most traditional crime trope—the heist. Of course, we can’t do anything straightforward for more than five minutes, and very quickly all these twisted, nightmarish ideas started to flood in…” said David Lapham.
“A supernatural heist story is a compelling premise. One told by David and Maria Lapham is a no-brainer,” said Acquisitions Editor Jon Moisan. “Do yourself a favor and preorder a copy for you and everyone you know. No one is going to want to miss out on Underheist. It’s a hell of a good time.”
UNDERHEIST #1 will be available in comic shops December 13, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
About David and Maria Lapham:
David and Maria Lapham are the Eisner winning team behind Stray Bullets, Lodger, Murder Me Dead, Young Liars, The Ends and many other comics and graphic novels over the course of their thirty plus years in comics. They live in Carefree Arizona with their five children and create comics largely about the horrible things people do to each other.
UNDERHEIST #1 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; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; 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; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; and the upcoming Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.