BOOM! STUDIOS Cancels Title After Plagiarism Allegations Come Forward

Husband & Husband
Credit: Aaron Ferrara (BOOM! Studios)

BOOM! Studios has cancelled plans to publish a print collection of the webcomic series Husband & Husband by Jonathan and Aaron Ferrara following allegiations that another comic book of theirs, Spellbound, plagiarizes the popular webcomic Check, Please.

The Ferraras' Husband & Husband webcomic has been published since 2015, and BOOM!'s plans for a print edition was announced on October 25.

On Wednesday, Check, Please cartoonist Ngozi Ukazu alleged on Twitter that the Ferraras' Spellbound, which was currently in the middle of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, traces her popular webcomic series (which was recently collected in print by First Second).

An hour and a half later, the Ferraras - tweeting under their Husband & Husband Twitter account - acknowledged that they were "too inspired" by Ukazu's work and that " drawing from that inspiration was wrong." The Spellbound Kickstarter was cancelled.


An hour later, BOOM! Studios tweeted out an announcement that they no longer planned to publish the Ferraras' Husband & Husband print collection.

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