The Legendary Comics Team Talks Oscar Isaac’s Head Wounds: Sparrow and the New YA Imprint Slate in Upcoming Virtual Panel on Saturday, July 24 at 2pm PT
The Legendary Comics team—Robert Napton (SVP), Nikita Kannekanti (Senior Editor), and Jann Jones (Director)—discuss their exciting upcoming projects. They are joined by the creative teams of Head Wounds: Sparrow, as well as the teams behind the original YA graphic novels—The Heart Hunter, Lupina: Volume 1 and Championess. Fans will be treated to first looks, new trailers, and special guests.
- HEAD WOUNDS: SPARROW (Fall 2021): Leo Guidry is a bad person and an even worse cop. When he suffers a psychic head wound, his life on the edge slips into spiritual warfare. In a landscape of angels, devils, and everything in between, can a person utterly devoid of empathy find a way to overcome the forces of darkness that have infiltrated his reality? This is the world of Head Wounds: Sparrow. The new original supernatural noir graphic novel—from creator Bob Johnson, with story by John Alvey, and developed by actor Oscar Isaac and Jason Spire—is written by New York Times’ best-selling writer Brian Buccellato and features art by Christian Ward. Panel guests: Bob Johnson, John Alvey, Christian Ward, Brian Buccellato and Jason Spire.
- THE HEART HUNTER (August 3, 2021): set on the cursed island of Envecor, where everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their body and are immortal—unable to die, to change, to have children—until they find their soul mate. Paired soul mates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and able to leave. But all fairy tales have a dark side: those who don’t want to lose their immortality pay “Heart Hunters” to find their soul mates and kill them so they may remain immortal. Psyche, a Heart Hunter, is hired by the king to kill his soulmate. As she sets out on her quest, she begins her own journey of mending her broken heart and learning to trust again. The Heart Hunter is an upcoming title from the newly announced Legendary Comics YA imprint. Panel guests: writer Mickey George and artist V. Gagnon.
- LUPINA (September 14, 2021): a six-part captivating saga about a young girl on a journey of revenge with her wolf companion. In the coastal town of Kote, recently brought under the yoke of the Addalian Empire, four-year-old Lupa spends her days getting bullied by her older sister and hiding behind her mother’s skirts. But when tragedy strikes, Lupa finds herself alone in a new world… alone until she’s found by the she-wolf, Coras, and sets off on a journey of discovery… and revenge. Lupina is an upcoming title from the newly announced Legendary Comics YA imprint. Panel guests: Eisner Award-nominated writer James F. Wright, artist Li Buszka and colorist Bex Glendining.
- CHAMPIONESS (on sale now): inspired by the life of Elizabeth Wilkinson, a female bare-knuckle boxer in 18th century London. Elizabeth and her sister Tess struggle to make ends meet and cover Tess’s debts. While Elizabeth works odd jobs at the local newspaper, the only way she knows how to make enough money to help them survive is her true passion, bareknuckle boxing. With Tess’s support, Elizabeth trains at the boxing facility of one of the most famous retired boxers and the only real fight promoter of any notoriety, James Figg. As Elizabeth trains with Figg and James Stokes, she confronts her personal demons of what destroyed her family and comes to terms with being the first half-Indian female boxer in a white male world. Championess was the first title released under the Legendary Comics YA imprint. Panel guests: writers Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas, and artist Amanda Perez Puentes.
WHEN: Saturday, July 24, 2021, at 2:00pm PT
WHERE: Virtually. The panel will become available for fans to view at https://youtu.be/RoR6AxAsGVc starting on Saturday, July 24 at 2pm PT
About Legendary Comics: Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics.