Publisher: BOOM! Studios

Writer: Alex Paknadel

Artist: Artyom Trakhanov

Cover Artists:
Artyom Trakhanov (Main)
Johnny Dombrowski (Incentive)

Format: 32 pages, full color

Price: $3.99

Diamond Order Code: JAN161190

On sale: March 16, 2016 in comic book shops


What’s to Love: Employing the most compelling elements of science fiction and the detective genre, Paknadel & Trakhanov’s Turncoat is a gripping exploration of power vacuums and the legacy of oppression. Alex Paknadel (Arcadia) and Artyom Trakhanov (Undertow) tell the story of a guilt-ridden protagonist through a grisly quest for truth. Turncoat will scratch that itch you have for dark sci-fi like Blade Runner, The Forever War, and Neuromancer.

What It Is: 300 years since humanity was brutally subjugated by the alien race known simply as the Management. Two years since these invaders abandoned Earth to return to their home world. Following her participation in the brutal massacre of human-alien hybrids left behind by the Management, resistance fighter Marta Gonzalez declines to join the new human government and starts her own private detective agency instead. Gonzalez is forced to confront her own bloody past and acknowledge the fact that the transition from oppression to emancipation is anything but clean.

Where to Buy

Print copy:
Paknadel & Trakhanov’s Turncoat  #1 will be available for purchase at your local comic book shop starting March 16, 2016. To locate the comic book store nearest you, use or

Digital copy:

Read a digital version of  Paknadel & Trakhanov’s Turncoat  #1 on your phone or e-reader! It will be available to purchase on comiXology and other fine digital publishers starting March 16, 2016.


Main cover by Artyom Trakhanov


Incentive cover by Johnny Dombrowski