By Matt D. Wilson

The subgenre of woman-led spy comics seems to be making a healthy surge right now, and Archaia is adding another title to the mix.

Butterfly, a new, four-issue series written by Marguerite Bennett (Angela: Asgard’s Assassin) and Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco), and drawn by Antonio Fuso (G.I. Joe: Cobra), will start up Sept. 24 with a Phil Noto cover. It’ll follow a deep cover agent who is a complete ghost — no birth certificate, no Social Security number — meeting her long-lost dad after being set up for murder. Turns out her dad was a spy, too.


TB reports that Grace of Monaco’s screenwriter, Arash Amel, will pen the script for DreamWorks’ adaptation of Made in Sweden, a heist novel written by Anders Roslund and Stefan Thunberg.

The crime thriller follows the true story of three brothers and their best friend, traveling under the moniker The Military Gang, who stole a number of weapons and attempted to sell them back to the Swedish government. After those plans failed, the gang launched a crime spree across Sweeden, robbing banks and the like. Read a more detailed synopsis below. 

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Butterfly #1: Enter a World of Espionage

Espionage, family drama, and guns, oh my! The latest from Boom! Studios, Butterfly #1, is a tale of a young girl trying to figure out the spy world. Set in the present, it follows the story of a girl named Rebecca who got in deep with the CIA. She began as an agent and went from there, eventually being tasked to a highly specialized project where she gave up everything of her past life, even her name. If anyone calls her anything, they call her Butterfly, which is where the comic gets its title.

Issue one is a good introductory issue. It didn’t necessarily blow my socks off, but I was definitely intrigued and plowed through all twenty-six pages in very little time. The story had a solid tempo that will keep readers pressing on to the next panel. The first half of the issue is told from Rebecca’s point of view and gives everyone a brief introduction into her life. First, we find out her father died out of country when she was young. Then, we get a better introduction to the day in the life of a spy. Unfortunately, the day doesn’t go well for her as a mission turns sour very quickly and Rebecca finds herself on the run.

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The Expatriate (2012)

El último testigo (The Expatriate): aburrida pseudocopia de la saga Bourne con un guion flojo

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Las películas de los domingos después de comer en canales de dudosa reputación nunca son de demasiada calidad. Sobre todo si, como El último testigo, la distribuidora decide lanzarla directamente en DVD. Ya el cambio del título de la película con la traducción nos da una pista del truño que vamos a ver. La trama no está muy elaborada, ya que se utiliza la típica historia de agente de la CIA al…

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Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson board THE TITAN!

Sam Worthington and Ruth Wilson are set to star in THE TITAN, an elevated sci-fi feature produced by: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones’ Automatik, Ben Pugh and Rory Aitken’s 42, and Arash Amel. The film is set to start production January 18 in Europe with Lennart Ruff directing. Voltage Pictures will launch international sales on the film during the upcoming Toronto Film Festival with CAA handling domestic sales; Leon Clarance and Motion Picture Capital will be producing and fully financing. Sofia Boutella will also star.

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Marguerite Bennett Delves into Spycraft in 'Butterfly'

Marguerite Bennett Delves into Spycraft in ‘Butterfly’

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Bennett who penned my all-time favorite Lois Lane story (Threat Level: WEDNESDAY!- First Contact, Fall of the First Family and more!!) goes deep undercover with her new series “Butterfly”. Bennett, along with Screenwriter Arash Amel (Grace of Monaco, Erased) and artist Antonio Fuso (G.I. Joe: Cobra), promise an espionage series that gets as deep into character and relationships as it does action.

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Archaia's Butterfly Picked up by Channel 4

Archaia and BOOM!’s Butterfly Picked up by Channel 4 #comics

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Archaia and BOOM! Studios have announced that Butterfly has been picked up by Channel 4 as a television series. Butterfly was written by Arash Amel (who created the series) and Marguerite Bennett and art by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone. The pilot will be directed by Bo Odar, and Amel will write the series as well as executive produce is. Butterfly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover…

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Intense new Archaia preview released for ‘Butterfly #2’!

Will Butterfly and her father be able to work through their very serious issues enough to survive? Find out in the preview for the latest issue from Archaia! Butterfly #2 (of 4) Writers: Arash Amel, Marguerite Bennett Artist: Antonio Fuso Facing her father for the first time in 20 years, Butterfly must decide whether or

Preview: Butterfly HC -

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Butterfly HC Story: Arash Amel & Marguerite Bennett Art: Antonio Fuso & Stefano Simeone Cover: Scott Newman Publisher: BOOM! Studios/Archaia Publication Date: September 16th, 2015 Price: $24.99   What’s to Love: We’ve all spent hours glued to episodes of shows like True Detective an…

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