The life of a journalist is one of glitz and glamour, as we’re sure you’re all aware. Sure, occasionally, the president of the United States (or a high-ranking executive from a major comic book publisher) will yell at you nonsensically on Twitter, but that’s the price to pay for all the money, fame, and power to be made in the high stakes world of the news business, plus the ability to promote your liberal agenda to countless unsuspecting readers.
Now, you too can experience what it’s like to be a journalist by checking out this first look preview of Bury the Lede, a new original graphic novel by Gaby Dunn, Claire Roe, and Miquel Rodriguez, published by explosive publisher BOOM! Studios this Fall. A press release provides further details:
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at BURY THE LEDE, a new original graphic novel from New York Times bestselling author Gaby Dunn (Bad with Money, I Hate Everyone But You) and artist Claire Roe (Batgirl and The Birds of Prey), with colors by Miquel Rodriguez, which arrives in stores October 2019. Inspired by Dunn’s own experiences as a young reporter at The Boston Globe, BURY THE LEDE is a thrilling story about a young reporter’s search for truth leading her down a dark path while she goes toe-to-toe with a potential killer.
Cub reporter Madison Jackson is young, scrappy, and hungry to prove that she deserves her coveted college internship at the premier newspaper in town, The Boston Lede, where she dreams of a career-making headline. So when her police scanner mentions a brutal murder tied to a prominent Boston family, Madison races to the crime scene, looking for the scoop of the century. What she finds instead is the woman who’ll change her life forever: Dahlia Kennedy, a celebrity socialite covered in blood and the prime suspect in the murder of her husband and child. When Madison is the only person Dahlia will speak to, everything rides on the untested shoulders of this young journalist who sinks ever deeper into the dark, twisted landscape of the city’s hidden circles of crime, corruption, and privilege in order to unveil the truth.
And BOOM! Senior Editor Dafna Pleban provided the obligatory press release quote, a staple of journalism:
BURY THE LEDE is an incisive and insightful psychological thriller where the relationship between the two female protagonists–a journalist and a murder suspect–is fraught with lies and complicated truths from the very beginning. Gaby’s writing, based on her own experiences as a cub reporter, along with Claire and Miquel’s moody noir art are the perfect elements for a story that delves into the importance of truth versus performance in the world around us.
Bury the Lede hits stores on October 2nd, but you can read a bunch of it below right now.