Your First Look at Michael Dialynas’ ZAWA + THE BELLY OF THE BEAST #1 from BOOM! Studios

Princess Mononoke meets Twig when a hungry mountain deity discovers the magic of friendship and a home-cooked meal in ZAWA + THE BELLY OF THE BEAST!

BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at ZAWA + THE BELLY OF THE BEAST #1, the premier issue of the brand new series from GLAAD Award-winning and Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Micahel Dialynas (Wynd, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles). ZAWA + THE BELLY OF THE BEAST is a charmingly macabre eco-friendly fable about nature, greed, and good food shared with better friends, available November 2023.

Trapped for eternity inside her mountain by pollution-spewing factories, the ancient guardian spirit Zawa only has industrial run-off to eat, leading her to a bitter existence of paranoia and destruction. But when two siblings from a nearby village, Bandit and Thatcher, help her escape, they’ll quickly learn that the way to calm Zawa’s heart is through a well nourished stomach!

ZAWA + THE BELLY OF THE BEAST #1 features a main cover by Michael Dialynas with variants by fan-favorite artists Jorge Corona (Batgirls), Karl Kerschl (Gotham Academy), and Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland).

ZAWA + THE BELLY OF THE BEAST 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 ND Stevenson; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; Mamo by Sas Milledge; Save Yourself! by Bones Leopard and Kelly and Nichole Matthews; Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto; The Last Witch by Conor McCreery and V.V. Glass; Ghosted in LA by Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams; educational series Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers, Getting Dizzy by Shea Fontana and Celia Moscote, and Hollow by Shannon Watters, Branden Boyer-White, and Berenice Nelle.

Print copies of ZAWA + THE BELLY OF THE BEAST #1 will be available in comic shops November 8, 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. 

Zawa + The Belly of the Beast #1 A Main: SEP230009

Zawa + The Belly of the Beast #1 B Variant: SEP230010

Zawa + The Belly of the Beast #1 C 1:10 INCV: SEP230011

Zawa + The Belly of the Beast #1 D 1:25 INCV: SEP230012

Zawa + The Belly of the Beast #1 E FOC Reveal Variant: SEP230014

Zawa + The Belly of the Beast #1 F Unlockable Variant: SEP230013