Papercutz and Maverick are pleased to announce

Richard Ashley Hamilton

Illustrated by Joseph Cooper

-On-sale April 30, 2024

Sept 2023 – Mad Cave Studios and Papercutz are pleased to announce the April 2024 publication of SCOOP, VOL 1: BREAKING NEWS, by Richard Ashley Hamilton.

When the news breaks, someone needs to fix it. That’s where Sophie Cooper— redheaded Cuban-American, high school freshman, and intern at Miami’s worst TV news station — comes in.

After her father is wrongfully accused of a crime he didn’t commit, fifteen-year-old Sophie Cooper volunteers for an internship at a Miami TV news station. Between logging tapes and fetching coffee, she secretly investigates South Florida’s rampant paranormal activity in order to clear her family’s name — and unwittingly stumbles upon a secret, supernatural conspiracy that threatens the entire world.

For the Miami-born Richard Ashley Hamilton, partnering with Miami-based Mad Cave Studios’ Maverick imprint represents a homecoming of sorts. “I can’t even begin to tell you how privileged and personally moved I feel to be bringing SCOOP to Maverick and my hometown of Miami — but I’ll sure try! SCOOP has always been a love letter to South Florida, and everyone at Maverick has put in just as much love in remastering, supporting, and expanding our supernatural sleuth series across several volumes.”

Hamilton continued, “Now we can present this story in an even deeper, more emotional way as Sophie, Hal, the WMIA 7 news team, and the rest of the cast investigate a vast paranormal conspiracy that touches them all. At its heart, SCOOP is about one girl’s quest for the truth (with a side of teen relationship drama and sci-fi spectacle, of course). So please believe me when I say that I truly cannot wait for readers to embrace our diverse characters, vibrant setting, and fun whodunit mystery the way Maverick has!”

SCOOP, VOL 1: BREAKING NEWS, by Richard Ashley Hamilton (On-sale April 30 2024; 9781960578617; $12.99)

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