BOOM! Studios will publish The Killer: Affairs of the State, a new installment in the Eisner-nominated series by the French writer Matz and artist Luc Jacamon, as a six-issue series under its Archaia imprint. The series will launch ahead of the Netflix film based on the graphic novels, which is expected to begin production this month and will be directed by David Fincher (The Social Network).

The Killer is an otherwise nameless assassin who has been caught and forced to work as a killer on call for the French government. In The Killer: Affairs of the State, he and his partner, Nicolas, have a corrupt City Hall staffer in their crosshairs, but their target leads them to a wider conspiracy.

The first issue of The Killer: Affairs of the State will be released in February with a main cover by Jacamon and variant covers by Jonboy Meyers (Venom), Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife with Archie), Reiko Murakami (Refrigerator Full of Heads), and Junggeun Yoon (Power Rangers)

BOOM! Studios has published the earlier series and collected them in five hardcover volumes  (see “Preview: ‘The Killer’ Vol. 5”). 

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