Karen Berger's eye for talent is one of many reasons why she's a legend in the comics industry. As editor of Vertigo Comics, she helped put writers such as Neil Gaiman, Garth Ennis, Brian K. Vaughan, and many others on the path to comics stardom. She's doing it again now for her new imprint for Dark Horse Comics, Berger Books.
In an exclusive interview with SYFY WIRE, Berger went into detail about the latest release from the comics line that bears her name. She Could Fly is a brand-new series debuting this summer from writer Christopher Cantwell and artist Martin Morazzo. Cantwell's name will be very familiar to fans of AMC's series Halt and Catch Fire, since he's the co-creator and showrunner.
The series has the engrossing premise of a troubled teenager, government agents, and a flying woman who dies. It's the kind of high concept one might expect from a television writer, but it's the ability to bring that premise home that separates those people who "want" to write comics from those who can. According to Berger, Cantwell delivers the goods.
"He made the segue from TV to comics in a heartbeat," Berger tells SYFY WIRE. "And his ear for dialogue is phenomenal."
It's the kind of comic that fits right in with the creator-driven idea that birthed Berger Books: original, thought-provoking and kooky stories that challenge the reader. Check out the interview clip below for more details on She Could Fly, which lands in comics shops on July 11.