Atomic Blonde looks like it’s going to be one of the breakout blockbusters of the summer. Its creator, Antony Johnston, has another series — CODENAME BABOUSHKA — that could have all the makings of a potential killer film as well. Image Comics is releasing the newest CODENAME BABOUSHKA mission, Ghost Station Zero, this September.
This sounds pretty interesting and I’m looking forward to checking it out. Johnston is writing the four issue series and will be joined by artist Shari Chankhamma (THE FUSE).
Here’s the synopsis:
‘Ghost Stations’ are abandoned Soviet bases from the Cold War, long forgotten and useless…or so people think! When an EON agent goes missing on the trail of a ghost station in the Swiss mountains, Mr. Clay turns to crime-boss-turned-blackmailed-
‘Fans already know that Baboushka is an all-action modern pulp heroine,’ Johnston said in a statement. ‘But we hope people new to her adventures (especially fans of Atomic Blonde, ahem) will get on board the roller coaster ride of GHOST STATION ZERO, because we’re turning it up to 11, cutting the brake lines, and mixing our metaphors all over the place. New villains, new gadgets, new plots to take over the world…all in a day’s work for Baboushka, who of course looks fabulous while doing it.’
Chankhamma added ‘This time, we get to see her in a lot more different environments, and with that, more opportunities to show what she’s capable of. This is a really action-packed arc with Baboushka constantly trying to get out of one tricky situation, just to get into another. And of course, we’ve got a lot more explosions. I’m getting pretty good at rendering explosions.’
Ghost Station Zero #1 Cover A by Chankhamma (Diamond code: JUN170657) and Cover B by Becky Cloonan (Diamond code: JUN170658) hits to comic book stores Aug. 2.