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Preview: First Look at ‘The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire’

Today we have a preview of the new original graphic novel The Avant-Guards: Down to the Wire, by writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes. This graphic novel is the third featuring the women’s basketball team made up of misfit art students, and the first not to be released as individual comics; it picks up after issue #8 of the original series.

Here’s the executive summary from publisher BOOM! Studios, who will release it under their BOOM! Box imprint:

School, romance, friends, and family collide in this epic conclusion to THE AVANT-GUARDS series as the team struggles to save their league! The final game of the season is here, the team has got to plan the perfect fundraiser, and everyone’s parents decided to show up to cheer them on during the most stressful time they could ever imagine. In the middle of it all, Liv and Charlie are figuring out just what it means to be “Liv-and-Charlie.”

It’s Just A Lot For Everyone To Deal With. Luckily the entire existence of the league doesn’t depend on this one game or the Avant-Guards winning, right? Oh, wait . . . 

The graphic novel is due out on September 30 in comic shops and October 6 in bookstores. Enjoy!

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Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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