Alligatoids and Mangrove Men, Oh My! SCOOP Returns For Second Volume!

Sophie’s hunt for the truth continues! Maverick is pleased to announce the second volume of our newest young adult mystery series, SCOOP! With the aid of some Alligatoids and a Mangrove Man, Soph hunts through the past… while someone else hunts her in the present. This whodunit culminates with crop circles, a dance-off, a cat-and-mouse chase through the colorful, yet treacherous, streets of the Wynwood district, where Sophie finds the “real killer” — and discovers a startling new truth about herself… one which threatens to doom her once and for all.

“One of the themes in our second book is a calling to dig deeper — to keep picking at a story until you hit the truth, even if the truth scares you. And in Buried Leads, Sophie does just that. By digging into this new murder mystery, as well as the ongoing case against her dad, she also uncovers a major piece of the secret sci-fi puzzle that’s ensnared South Florida for decades. But in true SCOOP fashion, this discovery comes at a steep personal cost,” said Richard Ashley Hamilton. “Along the way, Soph meets some new characters who are every bit as complicated and diverse as the rest of our cast and who will play crucial roles in future volumes”

Writer: Richard Ashley Hamilton – Artist: Pablo Andres
Colorist: Simon Robins – Letterer: Dave Lanphear
ISBN: ​​9781545811863
Release Date: September 10th, 2024

Synopsis: Life has only gotten more complicated since Sophie Cooper, the local news station’s resident intern, exposed a paranormal conspiracy deep within Miami. But between school, a news internship, and her upcoming Quinceñera, Soph must now balance a love triangle with Milo and Usnavy — and help a disgraced celebrity find his late wife’s “real killer.”

Meet the Creators!

Richard Ashley Hamilton, Writer
Richard Ashley Hamilton is an award-winning Cuban-American (no, really) screenwriter and author best known for his storytelling across many DreamWorks Animation franchises including How To Train Your Dragon and Guillermo Del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia. He wrote on the Daytime Emmy-winning first season of Dragons: Race to the Edge and the Lumiere award-winning How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World Tour VR experience. But in his heart, Richard remains a lifelong comic book fan and has created titles for Dark Horse, Aftershock/Seismic Press, Papercutz, and more. He currently writes two YA graphic novel series, SCOOP and TECTIV, for Mad Cave/Maverick, and his middle-grade horror title, FEARBOOK CLUB, was named a 2022 Junior Library Guild Official Selection. Richard lives in Glendale, CA, with his wife, their two sons, and a Husky named Lulu.

Sneak Peek!

Buried ledes are no match for intrepid journalist Sophie Cooper! We’ve got a sneak peek inside the pages of SCOOP Vol. 2!

SCOOP Vol. 2 is now available for pre-order on the official Maverick website, and will be available at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader on September 10th, 2024!


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