Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has announced another original graphic novel in the universe of Ben 10. Ben 10: The Manchester Mystery will be written by CB Lee with art by Francesca Perrone, and is set for release in March 2020.
From the press release:
Ben Tennyson isn’t your average 10-year-old…he’s also the wielder of the Omnitrix, an alien device that allows Ben to shift into ten different alien forms from around the galaxy. Together with his cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max, they protect the world from alien incursions.
The game’s afoot in BEN 10™: THE MANCHESTER MYSTERY as Ben Tennyson attempts to solve the mystery of a famous haunted house! Solving the Manchester Mystery would guarantee Ben a spot on his favorite supernatural television show but as he investigates the abandoned home, with his trusty cousin Gwen and Grandpa Max to round out the ghost hunting team, new secrets are revealed and it turns out not everything is as it seems. Science meets the supernatural as Ben wields the Omnitrix to pit aliens against ghosts in this thrilling new tale of mystery!
And also from the press release, about CB Lee:
CB Lee is a Lambda Literary Award-nominated writer of young adult science fiction and fantasy. Her works include the Sidekick Squad series (Duet Books), Ben 10™ (BOOM! Studios), and All Out (Harper Teen). CB loves to write about queer teens, magic, superheroes, and the power of friendship. When not nationally touring as an educator, writer and activist, CB lives in Los Angeles, where she can neither confirm nor deny being a superhero.
Ben thinks he’s going to be bored at the ‘Living Museum’ at the historical reenactment town of Manchester, but when he finds out his idols the Mystery Boys are there investigating some strange disappearances, he’s excited to prove himself. It was so much fun to write this ghostly adventure with Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max as they put together clues and solve a mystery!
And about Francesca Perrone:
Francesca Perrone is a comic book artist from Italy. In 2017, Perrone graduated from the Scuola Internazionale di Comics in Naples. Perrone has drawn a series of covers for the Steven Universe comic book series for BOOM! Studios, and in 2019, will debut Bianca – Little Lost Lamb with Italian publisher, Shockdom.
What mysteries lie in the Manchester House? Could it be… haunted? It’s up to Ben, Gwen and Grandpa Max to find it out in this thrilling new adventure. I couldn’t have been happier when I received the chance to bring to life this amazing script, and I hope you’ll be as excited as I am!
Look for it in stores in March, 2020.