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Scoop Vol. 3

Sc-Fi Witness

Part of Scoop
Illustrated by Pablo Andrés
Published by Maverick
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

While visiting Cuba with her mom, Sophie is haunted by visions that reveal past mysteries — and point to future troubles, like Milo witnessing a murder on a Miami movie set and Usnavy investigating strange creature sightings. The only way Soph can save them in time? By unearthing a crashed UFO!

After getting blasted by alien energy, Sophie takes a break from reality on a girls’ trip with her mom in Cuba. Their plan is to reconnect and retrace their family history — until eerie visions “show” Sophie the fateful crash of a UFO in 1960 that has major ramifications on her life. And just as she wraps her head around that, she glimpses a premonition of her friend, Milo, getting shot.

Desperate to save him, Soph comes clean about her extraterrestrial extracurricular activities — only for the Cuban Army to arrest her. Apparently, they aren’t too fond of American reporters on their soil. What follows is an eye-opening visit from a mad scientist, a jailbreak of intergalactic proportions, and a touching heart-to-heart between Soph and her mom that leaves both women feeling newfound appreciation — and awe — for each other.

SCOOP: Sci-Fi Witness represents Sophie’s most exciting and most emotional investigation yet in which she solves a twisty murder mystery that is once again torn from the headlines. The only way for her to survive is by focusing on the facts, trusting her instincts, and finally being honest about her feelings for Usnavy and Milo.

About The Author

RICHARD ASHLEY HAMILTON is an award-winning Cuban-American (no, really) screenwriter and author best known for his storytelling across many DreamWorks Animation franchises including How To Train Your Dragon and Guillermo Del Toro's Tales of Arcadia. He wrote on the Daytime Emmy-winning first season of Dragons: Race to the Edge and the Lumiere award-winning How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World Tour VR experience.But in his heart, Richard remains a lifelong comic book fan and has created titles for Dark Horse, Aftershock/Seismic Press, Insight Editions, Papercutz, and more. He currently writes two YA graphic novel series, SCOOP and TECTIV, for Mad Cave/Maverick, and his middle-grade horror title, FEARBOOK CLUB, was named a 2022 Junior Library Guild Official Selection. Richard lives in Glendale, CA, with his wife, their two sons, and a Husky named Lulu.

About The Illustrator

After finishing his illustration studies in Buenos Aires, Pablo Andrés moved to Spain, where he began drawing comics and where he currently resides. His work has been published in Dark Horse Comics, Disney Comics, Insight Comics, Hugo Publishing and Z2 Comics. He is co-creator of the Webtoon Summer Lights, which was awarded a special mention.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Maverick (April 8, 2025)
  • Length: 104 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781545816257

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