Black Mirror meets Eyes Wide Shut in this erotic, dark academia thriller

"It's as sexy as it is tense, a coming-of-age story shrouded in a story made for an older generation." —

PORTLAND, Ore. 12/01/2023 — Mover-and-shaker writer/artist Maria Llovet (Heartbeat, Faithless, Sandman Universe Thessaly) has hooked readers with the addictive new cyber, erotic thriller series CRAVE, which sold out instantly at the distributor level this week, day-of-release. Image Comics will rush the series back to print in order to keep up with escalating demand.

Perhaps best described as Black Mirror meets Eyes Wide Shut by way of Pretty Little Liars, this plot twisty, dark academia, six-issue miniseries will keep pulses pounding with every flip of the page.

"I’m so thankful for the warm reception of CRAVE! Can’t thank readers and retailers enough for their support," said Llovet. "This is a rush of positive energy and I’m going right back to work to channel it directly into my next page!!"

CRAVE, a mysterious app that promises to make your desires come true, spreads among the students of an elite university who use it as a hookup app. David, a top student, engages in a game of seduction with the unattainable Alexandra. But as requests to the app escalate and wreak havoc on campus, David and his friends' only chance to stop this spiral is to find out what really lies behind CRAVE.

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 10, 2024:

  • CRAVE #1, second printing - Lunar Code 1023IM992
  • CRAVE #2 Cover A by Llovet - Lunar Code 1023IM292
  • CRAVE #2 Cover B by Llovet (“Lingerie” variant) - Lunar Code 1023IM293
  • CRAVE #2 Cover C by Llovet (“Cry” variant) - Lunar Code 1023IM294

CRAVE is also available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Select praise for CRAVE:

"It's as sexy as it is tense, a coming-of-age story shrouded in a story made for an older generation." —

"An intriguing start to a series that toys with a new technology that takes dating and sex to a darker place." —AIPT

"It nails the issues with social media and technology head on." —Graphic Policy

"The keenly viewed impact of social media and its twisting of people’s perceptions of their world is going to make this book bigger than either of the Faithless series." —Comic Crusaders