Bouquets & Death Rays

Bouquets & Death Rays

The sweetest, nicest lady in the world is getting married, and she asks her two best friends to be her co-maids of honor. Said best friends are actually superhero/villain archnemeses. Shenanigans ensue.
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Comictopia 2024
#Femme Fatale

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Bouquets & Death Rays is a 100+ page, full color graphic novel - written by Jordaan Arledge (Alex Priest, Woman in the Woods, A Howl) and Natalie Cooper (My Kingdom for a Panel), and illustrated by Melissa Capriglione (Oregano & Basil, Falconhyrste, S.P.I.R.I.T.).

Our book is a love letter to female friendship and found family, and an examination of what can happen when we're forced to find common ground. Plus, we've included plenty of will-they-won't-they and enemies to maybe-I-don't-hate-you tension. Finally, Bouquets & Death Rays is a celebration of our personal love of romantic comedies and superheroes. 

If you're a fan of morally gray villains - think Magneto or even Robin Hood - or romantic comedies, this book is for you.

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Founded in 2016 by Chickasaw siblings, Arledge Comics started as a hobby and became the home of the critically acclaimed ALEX PRIEST. Since its inception, Arledge Comics has grown to include a number of anthologies, – including TRIAL RUN, MY KINGDOM FOR A PANEL, and STRANGE WATERS – and creator owned comics (like NO GOING BACK and SHUFFLE). Native founded, queer owned and operated: our mission is to create inclusive comics for the whole family to enjoy. And, hey, we design pins, too!

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Arledge Comics is a small business located in Tacoma, WA

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