Over the last few years, Charles Soule has become one of Marvel’s most prolific and reliable exclusive writers. Death of Wolverine, Civil War, Lando, The Uncanny Inhumans, Daredevil, and now Poe Dameron, with over 200,000 copies sold.
But all that success at Marvel hasn’t left much time in his schedule for original series. His last one, Letter 44, launched in 2013 from Oni Press and remains one of their flagship ongoing titles. Which is why I was surprised to see a new #1 issue from Soule in the BOOM! Studios solicitations for June shipping titles.
Strange Attractors is a new 5 issue original comic series from Soule…sort of. The series was originally published as an original graphic novel by Archaia in 2013, prior to Boom!’s acquisition of the publisher. It flew under the radar for many retailers and fans and preceded Soule’s ascension at Marvel. And it appears to be out of print these days. Now Boom! is serializing the series under its main Studios imprint. They’ve also added additional pages expanding the story with new artist Soo Lee.
And the first issue ships with a retailer incentive cover by Soule’s artist on Inhuman, Ryan Stegman. You can see it for the first time right here.
Here’s what BOOM! says about the series:
STRANGE ATTRACTORS #1 (of 5)
Retail Price: $3.99
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Greg Scott and Soo Lee
Main Cover: Greg Scott with Scott Newman
Incentive Cover: Ryan Stegman
What’s to Love: Writer Charles Soule (Daredevil, Civil War) crafted a mind-bending story about how chaos math kept New York City from collapsing under itself. Presented for the first time as a limited series, each oversized issue of Strange Attractors features 30 pages of content, including new, never-before-seen bonus story pages.
What It Is: Dr. Brownfield believes that a series of cataclysmic events are coming to New York City, and someone has to keep the city safe after he’s gone. Enter Heller Wilson, a brilliant mathematics student, who discovers that his ailing, perhaps insane, mentor has been saving New York City from societal collapse by a series of “adjustments,” a la the Butterfly Effect. But now, all signs point toward an impending disaster. Can Wilson take what little he’s learned and save the city in time?