The press release follows:
Media Release — Arriving in January 2022 at comic shops and bookstores, Dark Horse is proud to present a deluxe hardcover edition of the Hugo and Eisner Award-winning graphic novel, LaGuardia! Exclusive extras include a chapter of Okorafor’s script, a new cover and never-before-seen art from Ford, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation process, an extensive process art section, and more!
On a planet Earth bursting with integrated extraterrestrial life, pregnant doctor Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka is fleeing Nigeria under mysterious conditions. Her fiance doesn’t know she’s left, and she’s smuggling an illegal, sentient plant into NYC. There, she’ll be thrown into a vibrant immigrant community of humans and aliens, fighting for social justice and facing her past and her unexpected future.
LaGuardia is written by Nnedi Okorafor, with art by Tana Ford, and colors by James Devlin. Edited by Karen Berger for the Berger Books line at Dark Horse, now, this powerful book will be available in a stunning, expanded collection for readers to treasure. LaGuardia – Deluxe Edition HC is available for pre-order now at comic shops, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and independent book retailers.
Praise for LaGuardia
“Science fiction, fantasy, YA, short stories, novels…and now comics. Nnedi Okorafor does it all. LaGuardia is a powerful, entertaining story about an important issue, beautifully drawn, with fun aliens. Read it!” –George R.R. Martin
“Prescient and profoundly inventive, LaGuardia is a tale of hard-won hope in a world that is both familiar and freshly reimagined. Okorafor and Ford bring unique characters together to tell a story about what it takes to live by your principles, and to create a different–and better–world with the family you choose.” –G. Willow Wilson
“Nnedi Okorafor expands the comics medium with her innumerable talents, stirring vital conversations about race and immigration. LaGuardia explores how the macro scale of interplanetary exchange and the micro scale of plant consciousness can unlock the solutions to global politics, cultural clash, and refugee crisis. Tana Ford’s ink line imbues all species with warmth, empathy, and playful sci-fi detail.” –Craig Thompson
“The best of Okorafor’s prose–personal, political and deeply relatable.” –Newsarama