BOOM! Studios has announced Luna, a dark and erotic five-issue comic by creator Maria Llovet, the first issue of which will be available in February 2021.
Luna, which is set in the 1960s, follows the story of Theresa, a young woman who finds herself at the enigmatic commune of the Family of the Sun. At first, she assumes the cult is the same as any other sect centered on charismatic leader who claims to have supernatural connections. But as she discovers more of their rampant drug use and secret blood rituals, she begins to suspect something else is afoot. Soon, she’s wrapped up in intrigue that incorporates eternal life and never-ending love.
Llovet is a Barcelona-based multidisciplinary artist. Her previous experience includes illustrating Faithless, written by Brian Azzarello and also published by BOOM! Studios, and she’s also responsible for the erotic horror comic Heartbeat. In addition, Llovet is the creator of the graphic novels Loud and There’s Nothing There.
The five issue comic will begin publishing in February, when you can pick up the first issue at your local comic shop, or through the official BOOM! Studios webstore.
You can read the entirety of the press release on Luna below, and be sure and let us know in the comment section if you’re planning on picking up the series when it is released in February!
BOOM! Studios Announces Maria Llovet’s Brand New Original Series LUNA
Discover a Thrilling New Series from the Acclaimed Creator of ‘Heartbeat’ in February 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 16, 2020) – BOOM! Studios is proud to announce LUNA, a new original five-issue series by comics creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat). In this darkly erotic series, an innocent young woman finds herself drawn to a mysterious commune where the search for immortality and the true power of enduring love collide, available in February 2021.
When Teresa fatefully crosses paths with the Family of the Sun, she believes them to be exactly what anyone else in the late ‘60s would expect – a hippie cult whose leader claims to have met the divine. But secret blood rituals, powerful drugs and sex runneth amok will bring Teresa face-to-face with the truth about the Family, herself and the dark secret behind her dreams.
Maria Llovet is a multidisciplinary artist from Barcelona, who has published several graphic novels, including There’s Nothing There and Loud. Llovet is currently the artist on Brian Azzarello’s series Faithless from BOOM! Studios. Her illustrations have been characterized by cinematic influences in its visual narrative, with sex and death as central themes permeating her work.
“LUNA is a lysergic story about love and destiny, but also betrayal, lies, and the lengths to which we would go in order to protect the ones we love.” said Llovet. “This is the first story I’ve ever written for the monthly comic book format, and I’m very excited to share it with readers everywhere.”
LUNA is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; and Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik, Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López, Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss, and the upcoming Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.
“Every one of Maria’s stories is a thrilling, charged journey into the heart of a woman’s desires, and LUNA is no exception,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Maria continues to stun audiences with her richly detailed illustrations and stories that never hesitate to explore the darker side of humanity’s impulses, no matter where it might take them.”
Print copies of LUNA #1, for Mature Readers, will be available for sale in February 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Television for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.