In December BOOM! Studios will debut Buckhead, a five-issue miniseries from writer Shobo Coker, artist George Kambadais, and letterer Jim Campbell. Today The Beat is pleased to present a first look at lettered pages from the first issue of the series, which follows a boy and his friends as they uncover strange goings-on in the Pacific Northwest.

Here’s how BOOM! describes Buckhead #1:

What strange secrets lie in the mysterious town of Buckhead, USA?

Toba and his mother, a renowned scientist, have just immigrated to the US. But instead of living in the Big City like Toba always dreamed, they’ve moved to a sleepy little town in the Pacific Northwest called BUCKHEAD.

In the middle of the picturesque and pedestrian town, Toba discovers that things aren’t as perfect as they seem…

Toba and his newfound friends find a strange video game, a perfect replica of the town and its people. Soon Toba is on the run from men in black, with his friends brainwashed by microchips.

Buckhead is the first collaboration between Shobo Coker and George Kambadais, and the first BOOM! Studios work from Coker, whose previous comics credits include Outcasts of Jupiter. Kambadais has previously contributed to BOOM!’s Firefly line of comics, along with work for other publishers including Image Comics, Oni Press, and DC Comics.

Check out a preview, as well as variant covers by Simangaliso Sibaya and Khoi Pham, for Buckhead #1 below. The first issue of the five-issue miniseries arrives in stores and digitally on Wednesday, December 8th. The preorder cutoff date for the issue is Monday, November 15th.