In the new series Specs by David M. Booher, Chris Shehan, and Roman Stevens, arriving in November from BOOM! Studios, a group of teens order a pair of novelty glasses by mail… with mysterious consequences!
Here’s the description of the series from the BOOM! Studios press release:
“All that high school students Kenny and Ted want is to not feel like outcasts in their small town in Ohio. But their world is turned upside down when the Magic Specs they ordered unlock a world of unforeseen possibilities. . . and consequences. Their fun starts out innocent enough, but when they wish that their bully would disappear, things take a cursed turn, with far darker results than they thought possible…”
In the press release, Booher had this to say about the series:
“Specs is my most personal story so far. As a gay kid who grew up in the Midwest, I know how it feels not to fit it. Kenny and Ted’s story as outsiders, filtered through the lenses of wish-granting novelty glasses, is my way of reminding that little kid that he’ll find his place in the world.”
And Shehan was quoted in the press release as well:
“A story about a magic item that grants wishes… what could possibly go wrong? David Booher, as usual, poured a lot of heart into Specs and bringing that to life has been such a joy for me.”
Specs #1 features main cover art by Skylar Patridge (Trial of the Amazons), and variant covers by Kevin Wada, Shehan, David Talaski, and others.
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