THE RIBBON QUEEN #1-5 (Garth Ennis / Jacen Burrows)

Le scénariste Garth Ennis et le dessinateur Jacen Burrows reforment leur duo pour le polar horrifique The Ribbon Queen, mini-série en 8 numéros publiée à partir de juillet 2023 chez AWA.

Artists, Writers, and Artisans (AWA) has announced a July 26 launch for The Ribbon Queen, an eight-issue serie. reuniting writer Garth Ennis and artist Jacen Burrows.

Here’s how AWA describes the book:

"The Ribbon Queen takes readers on a chilling and suspenseful journey while tackling themes including crime and punishment, revenge versus justice, toxic masculinity and police corruption in present-day New York City.

« Set in the wake of summer 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests, The Ribbon Queen follows NYPD detective Amy Sun. Detective Sun is working a grisly murder case when she discovers a unit within the department that is rotten to the core, and something even more terrifying that hunts them. Each time Amy narrows in on the corrupt cops around her, she discovers them literally unraveled and torn to ribbons. Detective Sun is about to come face to face with an ancient and monstrous force that has been turned loose on the world of abusive men. The Ribbon Queen is here for vengeance and she’s got ten thousand years’ worth of scores to settle. »

« This one goes all the way back to an idea I had when I was just a kid, and I’ve been waiting a long time to tell the story of The Ribbon Queen, » Ennis said. « It was a question of refining the themes and creating the appropriate characters and setting for the narrative- and, of course, finding the right artist. I worked with Jacen on Wormwood, Crossed, and The Punisher, so I know he’s got a bit of a nose for the nasty: he really is the perfect collaborator for this dark and bloody tale. »

"« Garth’s storytelling paired with Jacen’s illustrations have created a bold and captivating series that explores heady themes like the prevalence of toxic masculinity and police corruption that are incredibly relevant in today;s world, » said Axel Alonso, co-founder and chief creative officer of AWA Studios. « The Ribbone Queen is a fast-paced and thought-provoking horror series that will have readers on the edge of their seats issue after issue. »


(W) Garth Ennis (A) Jacen Burrows, Guillermo Ortego (CA) Declan Shalvey

Detective Amy Sun has tapped into a vision from the distant past - but does it contain a clue about the true nature of The Ribbon Queen?
Somehow, Detective Amy Sun has channeled a vision from the distant past. Barbarian raiders sack a village and chase two women into the wilderness, only to encounter the avenging spirit of the Ribbon Queen. Is this merely a dream? Or is this haunting message from across the centuries intended to show Amy the power of the being she’s been hunting?

In Shops: Nov 22, 2023

SRP: $3.99