Every Hero’s Journey leads to consequences, some of them far more deadly than others. Still, our favorite characters pursue championship for any number of reasons: gold, glory, love… you name it, someone has probably fought for it. In Impact Theory’s Hexagon #1, 12 year-old Don defies his father’s orders to enter an all night video game-a-thon and accomplishes the impossible, but is it worth it when his win sparks an alien invasion?
With a story by Tom Bilyeau, Don Diablo, and series writer Michael Moreci, Hexagon #1 features art by Jheremy Raapack that invokes the ’80s-flavored nostalgia of Stranger Things and the video game aesthetics of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Today we can preview nine non-consecutive, unlettered pages, which provide just a glimpse at what’s to come for Don and his friends.
Hexagon #1 is currently available for pre-order from your local comic shop using Diamond Code JAN201837. The issue debuts March 18, 2020 and the series will run monthly. Check out the solicit text, covers, and interior art below.
Story: Tom Bilyeau, Don Diablo, Michael Moreci
Writer: Michael Moreci
Artist: Jheremy Raapack
Colorists: Abraham Lee, David Kim, Nuo Xu, Marc Monroy
Letterers: A Larger World Studios, Farhad Heydarian, Abraham Lee
Cover A: Jorge Corona
Cover B: Julien Cittadino
Cover C: Nuo Xu
Publisher: Impact Theory
It’s the 1980s and all twelve-year-old Don wants to do is play video games at the local arcade. Don’s father, however, refuses to let him play. Egged on by his friends and trying to impress a girl, Don sneaks out to join an all-night game-a-thon. Defying the odds (and on his first-quarter ever!), Don beats Crucible, a game long considered unbeatable. In an instant, his world is turned upside down when his victory triggers an alien invasion and sucks him into an intergalactic battle that has been raging for years…a battle his father was desperately trying to protect him from.