MOONSTRUCK Vol. 1 Coming in March

PORTLAND, OR, 01/25/2018 — Lumberjanes creator Grace Ellis and debut artist Shae Beagle, with editor Laurenn McCubbin, colorist Caitlin Quirk, letterer Clayton Cowles, and story-within-a-story artist Kate Leth, will release the first paperback volume of MOONSTRUCK, collecting the first five issues of the all-ages fantasy series, this March from Image Comics.

Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend Selena go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a terrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it’s up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist—before it’s too late!

MOONSTRUCK, VOL. 1 (Diamond code: OCT170655, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0477-2) hits comic book stores Wednesday, March 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 5th.

MOONSTRUCK, VOL. 1 arrives in bookstores Tuesday, March 27th. It is available for preorder via AmazonBarnes & NobleIndiebound, and Indigo.

Select praise for MOONSTRUCK:

“MOONSTRUCK makes me happy just thinking about it. I love everything about it. The first issue is a dreamy delight, a slice of life comic infused with queer romance and intersectional diversity.” —

“With cute artwork and a fun plot, this is a great read for fantasy fans.” —YALSA’s The Hub

“In a year that often felt dark and dystopian, this delightful series from writer Grace Ellis (Lumberjanes), newcomer artist Shae Beagle, and editor Laurenn McCubbin was a wonderful escape. This world is populated by fantasy creatures who are also comfortable in their diverse identities, from lovestruck werewolves Julie and Selena to the upbeat non-binary centaur Chet.” —

“One of 2017’s best romantic comedies in comics, and proof we need more of them.” —Uproxx

“I genuinely loved the world Ellis and Beagle created. Their storytelling presents a creative way to talk about ‘otherness’ and self-acceptance. Most importantly, it’s really fun.” —Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

“MOONSTRUCK #1 is that freshly-served QPOC magic we’ve been craving.” —Black Nerd Problems  

“In a space where every lycanthropic tale we get is male-dominated and aggressive, it’s a real treat to meet MOONSTRUCK’s protagonist, Julie, a barista in a world full of fantastical creatures that live among humans.” —Nylon

“A light-hearted twist on mythical monsters that is rooted in relatable personal dramedy.” —AV Club

“Finding a fantasy world this compelling and immersive is a rare gift.” —Rogues Portal


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