Teenage Wasteland Cover

Exclusive Teenage Wasteland preview: Adolescent delinquents become monster-slaying superheroes in new comiXology Originals series

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Jul 18, 2018, 6:10 PM EDT

Online comics retailer comiXology is kicking off its San Diego Comic-Con 2018 festivities a little early with the announcement of a new wave of comiXology Originals digital series on Wednesday, and we've got an exclusive first look at one of them right here.

Teenage Wasteland, the new five-issue miniseries from writer Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) and artist Jen Vaughn (Betty & Veronica: Vixens) is a new fantasy series that takes your image of teen girl delinquents and transforms it into an epic saga of monster-slaying superheroes. Here's the official synopsis:

"Smart-mouthed Ellie Tweed is the new girl in school who falls in with the wrong crowd , who happen to have an explosive secret: They aren’t just delinquent teenage girls with attitude, they are the Earth’s secret defenders! And Ellie’s their newest recruit."

As you'll see in the preview below, Teenage Wasteland is working with a lot of elements that fantasy and superhero fans love: the boredom of high school mixed with the high adventure of monster slaying, the idea of becoming a hero when your teachers think you're nothing, and much more.

The art is packed with life, the cast is diverse, and best of all, the first issue is available right now on comiXology, and it's free to Amazon Prime, comiXology Unlimited, and Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Subsequent issues will be released monthly at a price of $2.99.

Check out six pages from Teenage Wasteland #1 in the gallery below, and if you're at Comic-Con, be on the lookout for comiXology's preview book for a peek at the whole new wave of comiXology Originals.