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When a small-town kleptomaniac joins a government antiquity recovery division, she enters a dangerous world of treasure hunting, but discovers that sometimes the real treasures aren’t just priceless artifacts.

An ashcan preview of LOOT this weekend (Booth 2108) at Baltimore Comic Con.


Meet the Team:

From Writers Don Handfield (The Mall, The Source, Dark AgeThe Rift) and Richard Rayner (KnightfallThe Rift,The Devil’s Wind) and artist K Lynn Smith (HopePlume).


The Story…

Orphaned at birth, serial kleptomaniac Emily ‘Doe’ was lucky to be adopted by Viola Jackson, the cop who kept arresting her. Now grown up (sort of), Emily D. Jackson works for her newly retired mom in loss prevention at a big box superstore by day and turns her passion for theft into part time treasure hunting on the side. When Emily cracks the code of a famous explorer’s journal that was leaked online, the Department of Homeland Security division tasked with recovering lost and stolen antiquities (yes, it really exists) recruits her to help them find the missing loot. Helicoptered away from her small-town life, Emily finds herself thrust into a series of thrilling global adventures facing off against international art thieves, hostile foreign governments, and rival treasure hunters — all while learning that the real treasures aren’t priceless artifacts, but family and friends.


From writer Don Handfield:

“Richard and I love ancient artifacts and the mysticism that surrounds them. LOOT allows us to dig into the actual history surrounding those objects and explore our affection for the old adventure pulp magazines that pre-dated comic books, with a wonderful female protagonist at the center of the story. Richard and I have long been fans of K Lynn Smith’s artwork and her ability to bring strong female characters to life – we are thrilled we get to work with her on this series.”


From artist K Lynn Smith:

“It’s an absolute joy to work on this book. The great team aside, the story is exciting and heartwarming, and the female lead is so funny and smart. I can’t wait for people to read it.”


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