Image Comics has announced plans to publish Karmen by Spanish creator Guillem March in the United States next March.
Originally published by Dupuis in Belgium as a graphic novel, Karmen will be translated and published as five single issues (with a collection following, no doubt).
The story is about a woman named Catalina, who recently committed suicide and is taken under the wing (quite literally) of a “strange and quirky” angel named Karmen.
“Karmen is a story about what it takes to make a real change in life. After working on it for six years, I can say I´ve put my all into this project,” said March. “I decided to write the script because I´m a much better storyteller when I´m doing the whole thing. If you know me from my superhero work, I´m sure Karmen will surprise you. I can´t express how proud I am of this book, and how happy I am that it will finally be released in print for the U.S. audience.”
While most American fans are probably more familiar with March’s work on comics like Batman and Harley Quinn, he’s also worked on several graphic novels that have been published in Europe, including The Dream, Summer Muse and Monika.
Check out some preview pages from Karmen below: