Monday, November 28, 2016

This new story of revenge and mayhem sees one of the world’s greatest storytellers return to the comic book and graphic novel publisher

November 21, 2016 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Kurt Sutter announces the creation of a new series, SISTERS OF SORROW, with comic book publisher BOOM! Studios. The prolific creator of television shows (Sons of Anarchy, The Bastard Executioner, upcoming Mayans MC) and feature films (Southpaw) is originating new content in the world of comic books first.
This new concept is the latest in a line of comic books and graphic novels from the top-rated Sutter at BOOM! Studios. Previously, Sutter supervised new, original stories in BOOM!’s hit SONS OF ANARCHY comic book series and launched an original miniseries, LUCAS STAND, with the best-selling award-winning publisher.
“I’ve been wanting to create a mythology around kick-ass female characters—and in this current sociopolitical climate, it seems more important than ever,” said Sutter. “SISTERS OF SORROW is the story of four women, all victims of violent crimes, who unite to exact revenge on their perpetrators. By day, they are peaceful community activists in downtown LA. By night, they don bulletproof black leather under crisp white habits, strapped with state-of-the art weapons and the skills to use them.
“Yep, nuns with guns, baby.”
SISTERS OF SORROW is set to debut in July 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con International.
“One of my favorite parts of the creation process in comics is when you find collaborators that you're immediately in lockstep with,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Ever since we started working with Kurt on the Sons of Anarchy comic books and then on Lucas Stand, we feel like we've found a creative brother. We literally couldn't be happier with this partnership. With SISTERS OF SORROW, Kurt has cooked up a wickedly hard-hitting series that features complex characters and a killer concept. In other words, SISTERS OF SORROW is pure Sutter.”
Kurt Sutter is the creator, writer, producer, director, and actor behind the hit FX television show SONS OF ANARCHY. He is also the creator, writer, and producer of BASTARD EXECUTIONER and worked as a writer, producer, director, and actor on THE SHIELD. He is currently developing MAYANS MC, a spinoff series from SONS OF ANARCHY. Sutter previously partnered with BOOM! Studios and 20th Century Fox to produce 25 issues of the SONS OF ANARCHY comic book, and is currently producing SONS OF ANARCHY: REDWOOD ORIGINAL, a comic series that follows Jax Teller before he becomes a club member.
SISTERS OF SORROW marks Sutter’s second original series with BOOM! Studios. Their previous collaboration, LUCAS STAND (co-written by Caitlin Kittredge and illustrated by Jesús Hervás), was hailed by IGN as “compelling” and “winning,” and Comic Book Resources said, “Sutter and Kittredge put their narrative money where their mouth is, and it pays off,” adding, “[it’s] more than enough to fill the ‘Sons of Anarchy’ hole in your heart.” The success of their first collaboration prompted the highly sought-after showrunner to bring the second in a series of projects to BOOM! Studios.   

Additional details about SISTERS OF SORROW will be released at a later date.

Kurt Sutter. Photo: FX Networks

About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the "Studios" imprint is home to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Grant Morrison's Klaus, and The Woods; imprint "BOOM! Box" publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint "KaBOOM!" publishes Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts, Jim Davis’ Garfield, and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. And the "Archaia" imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox's television studio to develop properties for the small screen.

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