Discover the Shocking Truth About the Magical Girls You Thought You Knew
in a New Series in June 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 17, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today announced SAVE YOURSELF!, a truly magical new four-issue original series from the team behind Pandora’s Legacy, writer Bones Leopard (Identical) and artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Just Beyond), that’s perfect for fans who grew up loving magical girls and are ready to step up and save the world, no matter who they have to face, available in June 2021.
What if Magical Girls aren’t Earth’s champions after all? The world’s most beloved heroes Aoe, Thel, and Gen, better known as the Lovely Trio, first burst onto the scene five years ago when they saved Earth from a surprise space monster attack! Since then, everyone–including Gigi, whose brother died as a bystander in a Lovely Trio battle–idolizes them as superheroic pop icons. But when Gigi witnesses the Lovely Trio battling a monster firsthand, she sees something that causes her to question everything she thought she ever knew about her heroes!
Bones Leopard has been part of several successful Kickstarter projects as both a writer and an artist with [Super]Natural Attraction and Pandora’s Book of Monsters. BOOM! Studios published their first graphic novel Pandora’s Legacy and is now publishing Bones’ first single issue series in Save Yourself!.
“SAVE YOURSELF! is a passion project that I’m so excited to finally bring to life. I’ve always wanted a chance to combine my love for magical girls with my love of kaiju, and once Kelly and Nichole Matthews were onboard with their fantastic art, I knew it was going to be an amazing ride,” said Leopard. “I hope everyone who reads this enjoys it as much as I loved writing it.”
Kelly and Nichole Matthews are twin sisters (and totally not four cats in a trench coat) who work as freelance comic book artists and illustrators just north of the Emerald City. They’ve drawn Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Power of the Dark Crystal, Pandora’s Legacy, Just Beyond: The Scare School, and Toil & Trouble from BOOM! Studios as well as Magic Tree House: The Graphic Novel: Dinosaurs Before Dark from Random House.
“We’ve wanted to work with Bones again since Pandora’s Legacy and SAVE YOURSELF! finally gave us that opportunity. We’re excited to show our take on a world filled with alien fights and magical girls!” said Kelly and Nichole Matthews.
SAVE YOURSELF! #1 features main cover art by series artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews and a Magical Girl variant cover by acclaimed director and artist Stephanie Gonzaga (Ducktales), and variant cover art by fan favorite illustrator Kevin Wada (DC Pride).
“There’s a wonderful alchemy that takes place whenever Bones, Kelly, and Nichole are building a world together, instantly enveloping you in a lush universe of distinctive characters you immediately fall in love with,” said Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “And what’s more delicious than magical girls gone bad? Nothing.”
SAVE YOURSELF! 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 Noelle Stevenson; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; 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; and Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers.
Print copies of SAVE YOURSELF! #1 will be available for sale in June 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.