BOOM! Studios has announced Regarding The Matter Of Oswald’s Body, a new “off-kilter crime thriller” built around the assassination of John F. Kennedy, by writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Luca Casalanguida.
“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.”
Cantwell and Casalanguida are joined by colorist Giada Marchisio and letterer AndWorld Design on the project.
The conspiracy theories will be front and center in the new title:
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.
“It’s been a fun experience diving right into the middle of this story,” said Casalanguida. “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!”
You can check out the variant cover from Ryan Sook, plus some preview pages, below:
The five-issue miniseries debuts in November.