Archaia have today announced that they’ll be publishing a graphic novel, HACKTIVIST, conceived by actress Alyssa Milano. The novel, which will be written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, will be drawn by Marcus To, coloured by Ian Herring, and lettered by Deron Bennett. That’s quite a formidable creative team backing up the story!
Archaia’s press release describes the story as being influenced by Milano’s well-known endeavours as an global activist, and goes like this:
Inspired by current events from around the world and Milano’s own philanthropic endeavors, Hacktivist is a fast-paced cyber-thriller about friendship and freedom in a time of war. The story follows Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft, the young founders of the world’s most innovative social media company who moonlight secretly as one of the most notorious black-hat hacker teams on the planet. When the U.S. government discovers their operation, they must face the real world beyond the code and choose between loyalty and what they believe to be is right.
Marcus To and Ian Herring were the artistic team responsible for the recent Cyborg 009 series, which gained the pair a string of positive reviews. If nothing else, you can rely on the fact that this book is going to look LOVELY.
Hacktivist will debut digitally later this year, prior to a hardcover release next year.