Brik is an urban fantasy story about Drew, a young Jewish boy from Yonkers who loses his grandfather to a hate crime. In his grieving, he turns to Kabbalah to summon a mythical golem that is tasked with protecting Drew and his community. It’s a fascinating story about the complexities of urban life, religious faith, and the costs of power. Writer Adam Glass and Mike Benson bring high pedigrees to the book, having previously worked on titles such as Deadpool and Suicide Squad.
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BRIK TPBWriters: Adam Glass and Michael BensonArtist: Harwinder SinghColorist: Gonzalo DuarteCover Artist: Harwinder Singh with Gonzalo DuarteDiamond Order Code: FEB171822Final Order Cutoff: 5/29/17In Stores: 6/21/17Page Count: 152Price: $19.99Age Rating: Teen, 15+Genre: Fantasy, AdventureSynopsis: When Drew, a 12-year-old Jewish boy from Yonkers, loses his beloved grandfather to anti-semitic gang violence, he turns to tradition, anger, and Kabbalah to serve vengeance. Conjuring a supernatural defender to protect his city brings Drew unimaginable power—power he may not be able to control. As the gangsters grow closer to discovering the identity of Yonkers’ new vigilante and the soul within the golem begins to take permanent hold of the creature, Drew must decide what’s more dangerous, the devil you know or the savior you don’t. From writers Adam Glass (Suicide Squad, TV’s Supernatural) and Mike Benson (Deadpool, Moon Knight), amazing debut illustrator Harwinder Singh, and colorist Gonzalo Duarte (The Bunker, Big Trouble in Little China).
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