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Superpowers and Teen Romance Collide in ‘Heart Attack’ from Image Comics

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have dropped details of HEART ATTACK, a brand new action-packed series from writer Shawn Kittelsen (Mortal Kombat 11) and Eric Zawadzki (The Dregs, Eternal), set to hit shelves this November.

In Heart Attack, 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 rebellion has begun… Charlie North is on the run from the police when he crosses paths with Jill Kearney. Instant attraction becomes mass destruction when they unlock powers neither knew they had. Now, the question isn’t how to use them—but how far they’re willing to go.

Speaking about the series, Kittelsen said “Way back in 2014, I had an idea for this series that was all about the future—a nightmare that America could become, if we weren’t careful. But in 2019, many of us are living that nightmare daily, in one headline after another—hatred, violence, injustice, disparity, disenfranchisement and more. So while this book is set in the future, it’s really about our world today. It’s about how people find love in hopeless times, and how our personal bonds inspire the courage to rise against forces bigger than ourselves.”

Zawadzki continued, adding: “All the politics, fireworks and twists and turns are just the backdrop of a story about two people who find a very special connection with each other. What excites me about this comic is how it uses a sci-fi metaphor to convey that universal feeling of developing a crush on someone new. That feeling of being with that new person in your life is emotionally very powerful and I think we found a unique way of capturing it. Shawn’s scripts have been challenging in specific ways that have forced me to grow as a storyteller and that’s been very exciting for me. There are certain sequences in this series that I can’t wait to show off. Michael’s colours really capture that vibrant, pop energy that the story requires. And more importantly, his work makes me look better than I actually am.”

Heart Attack #1 (Diamond Code SEP190037) will hit stores on Wednesday November 20th.



The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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