The Timely Sci-Fi Drama Arrives in September 2023
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LOS ANGELES 01/30/2023 — Today Skybound announced the upcoming graphic novel release of Heart Attack, from the acclaimed team of writer/creator Shawn Kittelsen (Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat 11), artist/creator Eric Zawadzki (Skybound Presents Afterschool) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater). The new graphic novel, which collects Heart Attack #1-6 and presents six all-new chapters concluding their epic story, will arrive in comic book stores September 2023.
“Heart Attack began 10 years ago as a story about young lovers fighting for equal rights in a post-pandemic future. But with every year since 2013, that future became disturbingly present, from videos of police killings to mass protests to authoritarian politicians, to a real pandemic in 2020,” said Shawn Kittelsen. “To cap things off, I survived an actual heart attack in 2022. So I feel an urgency to tell this story, and I’m grateful to be here with Eric. Not just to hold up a mirror to the problems of today, but to imagine a way forward for tomorrow. This book is about fighting injustice with the best weapons we have, truth and love.”
“I am beyond thrilled to have the never-before-seen entire 12-chapter story of Heart Attack presented in one big collection,” said Eric Zawadzki. “Everyone on the team put their all into this project and I couldn't be more excited to share this epic love story with the world.”
Gene therapy has saved Americans from disease—only to give birth to Variants: people with powers so unique, the government denies their human rights. But a new rebellion begins when Charlie North and Jill Kearney learn their instant attraction unlocks powers of mass destruction and forces them to question how far they should go to topple the system.
"I can’t wait for readers to be able to get their hands on the complete collection of Heart Attack,” said Amanda LaFranco, editor, Skybound, “And for us to be able to dive back into this world and conclude Charlie and Jill’s story, filled with heartbreak, passion, and ultimately love. The themes in Heart Attack are still as prescient as ever, and Shawn and Eric have been able to weave a tale that’s both immensely exciting and thought-provoking all at once.”
Heart Attack will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
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Established in 2010, Skybound is a multiplatform content company that works closely with creators and their intellectual properties to create cool stuff and deliver one-of-a-kind experiences to fans. Skybound extends their stories across platforms including comics, television, film, video games, tabletop, books, digital content, audio programming, and beyond. The company is home to critically-acclaimed global franchises including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Superfight, and hit new podcast series Impact Winter.
Led by Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman, Skybound Comics is an award-winning imprint of Image Comics and promotes a shared vision to collaborate with top and emerging talent across the comics industry. The Skybound publishing slate includes acclaimed series such as The Walking Dead, Invincible, Ultramega, Stillwater, Fire Power, and Excellence, while also delivering powerful licensed comics, including a partnership with LEGO Books. It is also home to Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult and Middle Grade audiences, launching in June 2022 with Clementine Book One, by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden and set in the world of The Walking Dead. Skybound has seen numerous comics series adapted for the screen, including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Super Dinosaur and Outcast, with more projects in development.
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Shannon Meehan | Skybound Entertainment