A new comic series is on the way from Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky (Persephone): Flavor Girls, to be published by BOOM! Studios imprint Archaia. The story follows a young woman who finds herself called to join a group of magical heroes who each derive their power from the Earth in order to face off against a dangerous extraterrestrial threat.
The first issue will arrive at your local comic shop in July 2022, but you can get your first glimpse of the series right here, today at The Beat!
Here’s the description of the series from the BOOM! Studios press release:
“Naoko, Camille, and V are the Dragonfruit, Pomegranate, and Artichoke FLAVOR GIRLS, Sacred Fruit Guardians of Earth! They defend the Mother Tree—the source of their power—from the threat of ever-looming aliens, who landed twelve years ago and whose motives regarding the planet are yet unknown…
“Sara’s a young woman studying to become an international peacekeeper until one day she gets caught up in an alien attack. In the midst of battle, she is chosen by the Mother Tree as the newest FLAVOR GIRL with a sacred duty to defend the Earth and all its inhabitants. There’s just one problem… she’s never fought an alien in her life and she has no clue what she’s doing. Can she figure out her powers and her place on the team in time to help save the world?
“Locatelli-Kournwsky is a French artist and illustrator based out of Tokyo, Japan. He has published original graphic novel Ni Dieu Ni Maitre with Lombard Editions, and is best known for his original graphic novels Pocahontas with Pegasus Books and Persephone with Archaia.”
“Flavor Girls started as a few characters I imagined years ago but over time they’ve evolved into an entire world full of superheroes, aliens, adventure, and magic,” said Locatelli-Kournwsky in a quote included in the release. “I’m very proud to invite you all into this world where heroes come from the most unexpected places and the Earth is the most precious resource we have in the fight against a global threat!”
Arriving July 2022
Scroll down for a look at some additional art from the series. Will you be picking up the first issue of Flavor Girls when it arrives at your LCS in July? The Beat is waiting to hear from you! Give us a shout-out, here in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat, and let us know what you’re thinking!