Discover the Buried Secrets of American History from BOOM! Studios and “Halt & Catch Fire” Co-Creator in November 2021
BOOM! Studios today announced REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY, a brand new five-issue comic book series that presents an off-kilter crime thriller set in the shadows of history’s greatest conspiracy, from Eisner Award-nominated writer, producer, and director Christopher Cantwell (Iron Man, The United States of Captain America), artist Luca Casalanguida (Lost Soldiers, Scout’s Honor), colorist Giada Marchisio, and letterer AndWorld Design, available in November 2021.
The Kennedy assassination is a rat’s nest of conspiracy theories: mafia involvement, the second gunman, government cover-up… but the most important chapter of this sordid tale may just be the theory that the body buried at Oswald’s Rose Hill gravesite is not actually Lee Harvey himself.
Meet the ragtag group of “useful idiots” – a wannabe cowboy from Wisconsin, a Buddy Holly-idolizing (former) car thief, a world-weary Civil Rights activist ready for revolution, and a failed G-Man who still acts the part – who are unwittingly brought together to clean up the crime of the century, and specifically deal with the matter of Oswald’s body.
Christopher Cantwell is the current writer of the ongoing Iron Man series for Marvel Entertainment. His other comics credits include The United States of Captain America and Doctor Doom for Marvel Entertainment, The Blue Flame from Vault Comics, and She Could Fly and Everything for Dark Horse’s Berger Books. Cantwell is also a co-creator, executive producer, and showrunner of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and additionally served as an executive producer on the first season of the upcoming TV adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan and Cliff Chiang’s Paper Girls, coming soon to Amazon Prime.
“As a Dallas native and born obsessive, the Kennedy assassination and its infinite mysteries have often occupied my stray thoughts,” said Cantwell. “REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY is both an oddball love letter and an offbeat elegy to the strangest, most wistful, and ultimately tragic elements of the state of Texas, with a cast of characters you’ll love, love to hate, and be sometimes hilariously confounded by.”
Luca Casalanguida is a comic book artist from San Vito Marina, Italy. He has worked as an artist on comic book series published by Image Comics, Dark Horse, Top Cow, Aftershock, Dynamite and more. He also works in France for Delcourt and in Italy for Sergio Bonelli Editore on releases such as Dylan Dog.
“It’s been a fun experience diving right into the middle of this story! REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY is a compelling and exciting thriller that managed to pull me in completely as I was illustrating it, and I hope you’ll feel the same way when you finally get a chance to read it!” said Casalanguida.
REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY #1 features main cover art by series artist Casalanguida, and variant cover art by acclaimed illustrator Ryan Sook (Blue & Gold).
“REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY is a story Chris & Luca were born to tell, and it’s been a pleasure watching them bring this absurdist Texan tale to life alongside the incomparable Giada and AndWorld Design,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios.
REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; and Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangersfrom Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
Print copies of REGARDING THE MATTER OF OSWALD’S BODY #1 will be available for sale in November 2021 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.