We’re all mad here: Panosian + Spalleta return to Wonderland with ‘Alice Never After’

The follow-up to ‘Alice Ever After’ kicks off in July.

Dan Panosian and Giorgio Spalleta will once again head through the looking glass to Wonderland in Alice Never After, a follow-up to their 2022 miniseries Alice Ever After.

That series featured an Alice who, as an adult, struggled with her addiction to Wonderland and kept trying to find a way back. Well, be careful what you wish for.

“Following Alice down the rabbit hole is one thing, but getting out is harder than it looks!  Ask Alice – she’s stuck there – PERMANENTLY! Join Giorgio, Francesco and I on a little trip to Wonderland… Bring some tea, we’ll provide the mushrooms and madness!” Panosian said.

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Cantwell + García awaken ‘Briar’ at BOOM!

What if Sleeping Beauty had to save herself?

The Blue Flame writer Christopher Cantwell and Ka-Zar: Lord of the Savage Land artist Germán García will retell the story of Sleeping Beauty as “an epic dark fantasy adventure” in a new miniseries coming from BOOM! Studios. They’ll be joined by colorist Matheus Lopes, who has been doing some phenomenal work on Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow.

Cantwell sited the creator of Conan the Barbarian as an inspiration for the series.

“I’ve never gotten a chance to tell a high fantasy story of any kind, but I’ve always wanted to, ever since I discovered old Robert E. Howard stories. One thing that kept me hesitant was finding a proper way in—something new and different that also celebrates all the sword & sorcery fun seen in the best of the genre,” Cantwell said. “In tandem, as I grow older, the world around us seems less and less stable with so many things falling into crisis. These two things came together in my head in the form of Briar… here’s someone that remembers the world one way, during a time of sheltered innocence, but has now overslept… and found herself in a place of complete entropic disarray. The question is, how will she even survive? And what happens when the plans for the entire rest of your life turn out to be completely meaningless and absurd? Where do you turn to in order to conjure up your own new meaning and purpose?”

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