The story of Briar Rose has been told a myriad of ways, but none have been as compelling as the new miniseries Boom! Studios’ Briar from the creative team of Christopher Cantwell, Germán García, Matheus Lopes, and AndWorld Design. Briar tosses aside the notion that Sleeping Beauty needs saving and gives her agency that she’s often not given in other retellings. This version honors the traditional tale while giving it a compelling spin all its own.
Issue #3 hits next month and Boom! gives the details:
What if the one meant to protect you–more than anyone else–became the one that betrayed you? Briar unfortunately learns the answer, burdened beyond belief with the crushing prophecy that she’s connected to, and decides to make the future her own with a promise of vengeance. But while Briar wrestles with her new reality, Spider, her blue-skinned companion, harbors a secret of shocking significance…
BRIAR #3 features main cover art by series artist García, and variant cover art by superstar artists Yanick Paquette (The Sandman Universe: Nightmare Country) with colors by Matheus Lopes, Maria Llovet (Faithless), and Raúl Allén (Dune: The Graphic Novel).
Ahead of its debut, the publisher has released some gorgeous covers and preview pages that we’re sharing below. And be sure to check out the official press release for the complete rundown of the issue!