Crack the Conspiracy with Justin Jordan’s First Original Series with BOOM! Studios, ‘Deep State’
Remember those #WhoCoveredItUp visual teasers back in early August from BOOM! Studios? The news broke shortly after that Justin Jordan would be bringing his talents to the Los Angeles based comic book publisher, and next month sees the release of the first of his three titles with BOOM!, in Deep State #1.
Described as a story about the conspiracy behind the conspiracy theories, we were shown blacked out newspaper clippings of Roswell, the moon landing, the JFK assassination, and even one suggesting the existence of a secret society that has a hand in these alleged cover-ups to hide an even darker truth. With Deep State, BOOM! Studios brings one of the hottest and talented up-and-coming writers in the industry with Justin Jordan. His repertoire includes Spread and The Strange Talent of Luther Strode, both earning him the reputation of writer who brings compelling and smart story-telling. Joining him in this collaboration is artist Ariela Kristantina (Death of Wolverine), another emerging talent.
“Justin is a writer we’ve been dying to work with,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “His stories are visceral, smart, and they just bleed cool. With Deep State, Justin is setting up a little patch of land for himself at BOOM! and we’re excited to have him. Ariela Kristantina is teaming up with Justin and turning in some spectacular artwork on this series—she’s definitely an artist on the rise. Get ready for them to introduce you to John Harrow in November.”
In Deep State, John Harrow doesn’t exist, and his job is to make sure that other things don’t exist, too. At any given time, the government is running dozens of black book operations, experiments that aren’t on any official record and are never acknowledged to exist. Some of these are innocuous. Some of them are monstrous beyond reason. And most of the time, they go as expected and the public is never the wiser. Most of the time. John Harrow’s job is to handle them when things go wrong, and do anything to make sure the government’s secrets stay just that—secret. If you’re interested in conspiracy theory stories from comics like Planetary and Sleeper to films like Enemy of the State and Three Days of the Condor, you’ll be gripped by Deep State!
Deep State #1 arrives in comic book shops on November 12th with a main cover by Mondo print illustrator Matt Taylor and a retailer incentive cover by Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow), with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code SEP141117. The Final Order Cutoff Date for retailers is October 20th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for pre-order directly from boom-studios.com.