Next month BOOM! Studios will release Alice Ever After #1. The dark reimagining of Lewis Carroll‘s classic Alice in Wonderland comes from writer Dan Panosian, artist Giorgio Spalletta, colorist Fabiana Mascolo, and letterer Jeff Eckleberry, and follows an adult Alice as she struggles with the aftermath of her trip down the rabbit hole. Today The Beat is pleased to present a preview of the first issue of the series, which arrives in stores on April 6th.
Here’s how BOOM! Studios describes Alice Ever After #1:
Alice first visited Wonderland as a child. Now an adult, it’s her only escape from a cold, strange reality she finds herself living in.
But in order to return to her fantasy world, she’ll need something stronger than mushrooms that change her size, and is forced to resort to crime to feed her growing addiction.
Will Alice choose to escape from her uncaring family and childhood trauma in Wonderland, or find the courage to face her demons in the real world?
In a statement back when the five-issue series was first announced, BOOM! Studios editor Kathleen Wisneski hyped how Panosian, Spalletta, & co. twist the Wonderland story that readers already know:
“Get ready to get swept away by this dark, grown up sequel to the story of Alice in Wonderland that could only have come from the minds of Dan, Giorgio, and Fabiana. If you think you already know everything there is to know about Alice and the wild crew of characters she’s met during her adventures… you have no idea what’s in store for you!”
Check out the five-page preview of Alice Ever After #1, as well as variant covers by Jenny Frison and J. Scott Campbell, below. The issue is set to arrive in stores and digitally on Wednesday, April 6th. The preorder cut-off date for the issue is next Monday, March 14th.