MIKE DEODATO JR.'s Finds Next Creator-Owned Adventure With a Soccer Mom Seeking Vengeance in BAD MOTHER

Bad Mother #1
Credit: Artists, Writers, and Artisans
Credit: Artists, Writers, and Artisans
Credit: Artists, Writers, and Artisans

What happens when a soccer mom is pushed to the brink by her daughter's kidnapping?

According to writer Christa Faust and artist Mike Deodato. Jr., creators of the new Artists, Writers, and Artisans title Bad Mother, in which a mom whose daughter goes missing takes the case herself - the result is a high stakes thriller with a unique protagonist. And, an adventure that exposes the darkest sides of suburban violence.

“As we age, women develop this cloak of invisibility in our culture. Our stories don't seem to matter as much, and our voices ofter are ignored," Faust said in the series announcement. "Bad Mother gave me a chance to tell one of those stories.”

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Credit: Artists, Writers, and Artisans

“Christa Faust is a master of suspense. She can build the tension like no one else I know," added Deodato."You just can't wait for what is gonna happen next. This is one of the best crime stories I have read and I feel like I was born to draw it.” 

Bad Mother #1 is due out July 1. The series' length has not been specified.

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Bad Mother #1
Written by Christa Faust
Art by Mike Deodato Jr.
Colors by Lee Loughridge
Letters by Dezi Sienty
Cover by Mike Deodato Jr.
A nerve-racking thriller from crime writer Christa Faust and blockbuster artist Mike Deodato Jr. (The Resistance, Infinity Wars). April Walters is a hit-and-run victim of life – a middle-aged soccer mom whose inner fire has been snuffed out by her dreary suburban existence. When her teenaged daughter goes missing under mysterious circumstances, April embarks on a harrowing mission to find her; a journey that takes her through the underbelly of her suburban community and sets her on a collision course with a massive crime syndicate and its lethal matriarch. Tested to her limits and beyond, April discovers that hell hath no fury like a mother scorned.

[Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story listed Sal Cipriano as the letterer, Per AWA. AWA has since said it's been changed to Dezi Sienty.]

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