The Ribbon Queen: New Garth Ennis Graphic Novel Coming This Summer

April 13, 2023

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Reuniting National Comics and the brilliant two-time Eisner award-winning writer Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) and artist Jacen Burrows (Moon Knight) for the new comic The Ribbon Queen.


The Ribbon Queen takes readers on a chilling and suspenseful journey, tackling themes including crime and punishment, revenge versus justice, toxic masculinity, and police corruption in present-day New York City.


Artists, Writers, and Artisans (AWA), the independent developer of bold and relevant stories from the world’s most outstanding artists, writers, and artisans, announced today the July release of The Ribbon Queen, a new eight-issue series.


Set in the wake of summer 2020’s Black Lives Matter protests, The Ribbon Queen follows NYPD detective Amy Sun who is working a grisly murder case when she discovers a unit within the department that is rotten to the core… and something even more terrifying that hunts them. Each time Amy narrows in on the corrupt cops around her, she discovers them literally unraveled and torn to ribbons. Detective Sun is about to come face to face with an ancient and monstrous force that has been turned loose on the world of abusive men. The Ribbon Queen is here for vengeance, and she’s got ten thousand years’ worth of scores to settle.


“This one goes all the way back to an idea I had when I was just a kid, and I’ve been waiting a long time to tell the story of The Ribbon Queen,” said series writer Garth Ennis. “It was a question of refining the themes and creating the appropriate characters and setting for the narrative- and, of course, finding the right artist. I worked with Jacen on Wormwood, Crossed, and The Punisher, so I know he’s got a bit of a nose for the nasty: he really is the perfect collaborator for this dark and bloody tale.”


“Garth’s storytelling paired with Jacen’s illustrations have created a bold and captivating series that explores heady themes like the prevalence of toxic masculinity and police corruption that are incredibly relevant in today’s world,” said Axel Alonso, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of AWA Studios. “THE RIBBON QUEEN is a fast-paced and thought-provoking horror series that will have readers on the edge of their seats issue after issue.”


The Ribbon Queen marks Ennis’ second project with AWA, following the 2021 release of the sci-fi series Marjorie Finnegan: Temporal Criminal, which AWA is developing as a feature film In partnership with LuckyChap Entertainment and Camp Hobart, with acclaimed filmmaker Ruben Fleischer attached to direct and Catya McMullen adapting the screenplay.


The Ribbon Queen is created and written by Garth Ennis, illustrated by Jacen Burrows, inked by Guillermo Ortego, colored by Dan Brown, and lettered by Rob Steen, with covers by Declan Shalvey.


Issue #1 will be available digitally and in stores on July 26, 2023, where comic books are sold. For more information on this title and other content, visit AWA Studios on  FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube, and



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