Lion Forge will publish Gene Ha‘s Mae in a new series, as well as publishing the first volume, according to a press release sent out by the company. The news was announced at ComicsPRO today prior to the press release.
“I’m so proud for Mae to join Lion Forge, and to add editor Andrea Colvin to the Mae creative team,” said Ha in the press release. “I’ve always meant Mae to reach both comic shops and book stores, and no company is better suited than Lion Forge to get our books to all of those readers. Stay tuned, we have so many more amazing stories to share!”
Mae was first launched on Kickstarter, raising over $75,000 in 2015. The series has since become a critical hit and a fan favorite, did a brief stint at Dark Horse, and is now heading to Lion Forge. The press release also provides a description of the story:
Mae’s sister Abbie has been missing for seven years. So when she just shows up in a bar one night, Mae is more than a little shocked. Even more shocking is where Abbie has been–a parallel world in which she was queen of a cat army and battled monsters of seemingly infinite variety.
And this is just our story’s beginning. When monsters and other impossible creatures start making their way to our world, and abduct the girls’ father, Mae joins Abbie in a strange and fantastical universe in which everything they thought they knew–about themselves, their family, their world–is challenged.
Volume 1 will hit stores on the same day as the first issue of the new series, on June 2oth.