Mamo #1: Discover a World of Witches and Fairies in a Debut Cartoonist’s Brand New Series in July 2021
MAMO #1: BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at MAMO #1, the first issue in the five-issue debut comic book series from acclaimed illustrator and rising star cartoonist Sas Milledge (The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel), about a young hedge witch who returns to her hometown after her grandmother’s death, only to find an unlikely new friend and a series of mysterious magical disturbances that need to be solved, available in July 2021.
Can Orla O’Reilly embrace her destiny in order to bridge the divide between humanity and the faerie world? Orla, the youngest in a long line of hedge witches, finds herself pulled back to her hometown after the death of her grandmother: Mamo. Without Mamo managing magical relationships between the townsfolk and the fae, the seas are impossible to fish, the crops have soured… and Jo Manalo’s attic has been taken over by a poltergeist! Now, Orla and Jo will both be pulled into worlds they never wanted to be part of. Can the two girls work together to save the town?
MAMO #1 features main cover art by series creator Sas Milledge and variant covers by acclaimed artists Trung Lê Nguyễn (The MagicFish) and Veronica Fish (Sabrina).
MAMO 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; educational series Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers; and the upcoming Save Yourself! by Bones Leopard and Kelly and Nichole Matthews.
Print copies of MAMO #1 will be available for sale on July 7, 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 Kindle.