The newest miniseries from BOOM! Studios will take readers into our dreams, well, into the dreams of Lucy, who goes to sleep every night to fill the shoes of her favorite heroes while learning valuable life lessons along the way. Lucy Dreaming is written by Say Anything frontman Max Bemis, whose first published work – Polarity – came from BOOM! in 2013, which was followed with Evil Empire and Oh, Killstrike. He’s since gone on to write Moon Knight for Marvel Comics but will be returning to BOOM! to bring us the nighttime adventures of Lucy.
“I wanted to create a comic book I could give to my daughter when she’s old enough to read,” said Bemis. “Plus, as a kid, I remember enjoying Star Wars, The Goonies, and Indiana Jones—things that were larger-than-life adventures. I wanted to do something like that.”
Lucy is a grumpy, emotive, full-of-life, 13-year-old girl who keeps waking up in the shoes of various archetypal female heroes. One night she’ll wake up as a space princess turned rebel leader, another night she’ll be a reluctant heroine who becomes the symbolic motivation for an entire country to revolt. But as fantastic as these “dreams” are, they carry the same life-and-death stakes as if Lucy was awake in real life. The reason why all this is happening to her, though, is a secret for now.
“I don’t want to spoil why it happens,” Bemis said. “But I will say it’s a confusing time for Lucy. She’s on the cusp of young adulthood and doesn’t feel like she fits in. She looks down on the hypocrisy she sees surrounding her so she’s escaped into the world of fiction.”
Bemis will be joined by GLAAD award-winning artist Michael Dialynas, whose work on The Woods with James Tynion IV inspired an adaption of the series with Syfy. He’s also worked on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for IDW and Gotham Academy for DC Comics, but is excited to explore his range with Lucy Dreaming:
“After drawing a four-year long YA series on a murderous planet in a galaxy far far away, Lucy Dreaming seemed like a perfect opportunity to stretch my muscles on a fun story involving multiple universes and different genres,” said Dialynas. “The fact that I’ll get to play around with a new style AND build up a few new worlds is very exciting for me!”
Lucy Dreaming will hit shelves in March.
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