BOOM! Studios today announced FLAVOR GIRLS, a brand new comic book series from highly acclaimed illustrator and cartoonist Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky (Persephone), about a young woman suddenly called to join a group of magical heroes whose powers derive from the Earth in order to defend against a great looming danger.
Naoko, Camille, and V are the Dragonfruit, Pomegranate, and Artichoke FLAVOR GIRLS, Sacred Fruit Guardians of Earth! They defend the Mother Tree—the source of their power—from the threat of ever-looming aliens, who landed twelve years ago and whose motives regarding the planet are yet unknown…
Sara’s a young woman studying to become an international peacekeeper until one day she gets caught up in an alien attack. In the midst of battle, she is chosen by the Mother Tree as the newest FLAVOR GIRL with a sacred duty to defend the Earth and all its inhabitants. There’s just one problem… she’s never fought an alien in her life and she has no clue what she’s doing. Can she figure out her powers and her place on the team in time to help save the world?
"FLAVOR GIRLS started as a few characters I imagined years ago but over time they’ve evolved into an entire world full of superheroes, aliens, adventure, and magic," said Locatelli-Kournwsky. “I’m very proud to invite you all into this world where heroes come from the most unexpected places and the Earth is the most precious resource we have in the fight against a global threat!”
Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky is a French artist and illustrator based out of Tokyo, Japan. He has published original graphic novel Ni Dieu Ni Maitre with Lombard Editions, and is best known for his original graphic novels Pocahontas with Pegasus Books and Persephone with Archaia.
“This series takes its influences from bandes dessinées and manga in the best way possible to create a coming-of-age story that tackles all the complications, heartbreak, and passion it takes to save the world, while trying to figure out your place in it,” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Loïc’s got a lot of surprises and heartwarming moments waiting for you to discover in FLAVOR GIRLS!”
FLAVOR GIRLS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne-Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, The Killer by Matz and Luc Jacamon, We Served the People by Emei Burell, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, Eighty Days by A.C. Esguerra, Better Angels: A Kate Warne Adventure by Jeff Jensen and George Schall, The Short While by Jeremy Sorese, and About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, as well as licensed series including Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes, Lev Grossman’s The Magicians, and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Storyteller, and Labyrinth.
Print copies of FLAVOR GIRLS #1 will be available for sale in July 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.