LOS ANGELES 03/23/2023 — Today Skybound debuted a first look at all-new pages from Heart Attack, the new graphic novel by the acclaimed team of writer/creator Shawn Kittelsen (Injustice 2, Mortal Kombat 11), artist/creator Eric Zawadzki (House of El) and colorist Mike Spicer (Stillwater). Collecting the first six issues of the previously published comic series alongside six all-new chapters concluding the saga, the epic story will arrive in comic book stores in September 2023.

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.

“Back when we started work on this book, we had no idea how timely it would become. Pandemic. Mass protests. Gun violence. Rising tides of authoritarianism. But for all those nightmares come to life, this book also has strength, courage, and love,” said Shawn Kittelsen. “If the troubling times that Jill and Charlie live in seem all too familiar, their improbable romance is our reminder that as long as we remember how to love, there will always be hope for tomorrow.”

“I'm very excited to be presenting this Heart Attack collection, combining the first 6 issues with the never-before-seen final 6 issues all in one complete package,” said Eric Zawadzki. “Everyone on the team put their all into this comic that I strongly believe will resonate with readers who enjoy epic love stories.”

Heart Attack OGN (Diamond Code: DEC228999; ISBN: 978-1-5343-9919-8) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, and everywhere books are sold on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

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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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