LOS ANGELES, CA (October 30, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today announced the new original graphic novel THE LOST CITY OF HERACLEON, written by Bruce Livingstone and illustrated by Mike Willcox, about two boys who embark on an impossible journey through time and space in order to save the universe, available in June 2020.
Called to adventure, young boys Lou and Shiro find themselves on an inter-dimensional submarine captained by an off-the-hinges old man. They soon discover Lou’s missing father might still be alive as they are transferred into fully grown warriors headed straight for the battlegrounds of Ancient Egypt, the Lost City, and to 1914 Sarajevo. As the gods tinkering with fate become reckless and apathetic, the boys become part of a legion hell-bent on restoring balance to humanity.
Bruce Livingstone is the former CEO and Founder of iStockphoto. He also co-founded Saatchi Art, Stocksy United, and So.co.
"A beautifully hand-illustrated and thrilling story about two best friends who master their fears and enter into an epic adventure. Slipping through dimensions, they battle mythical monsters and seek a parler with ancient Gods who don’t quite measure up to their reputations. In the process they find their courage and their long, lost father." said writer Bruce Livingstone.
Mike Willcox is a self-taught artist, writer, and musician from the United States. His artwork is visually established in the art deco realm through its rich symbolism, mysticism, and esoterica. His pieces are often romantic in nature and deeply rooted in psychology and healing, speaking to bringing harmony to the conscious, subconscious, and conscious minds.
"I had a blast illustrating this book, with my goal to make it as fun and enjoyable to read as possible. It’s over 200 pages of epicness with glimmers of comedy and tragedy, set in an ever-changing backdrop of adventure. Can’t wait for you to make it to the Lost City!" said artist Mike Willcox.
THE LOST CITY OF HERACLEON features cover art by Willcox.
“For fans of swashbuckling action and epic myths, THE LOST CITY OF HERACLEON will take you on a journey through time, space, and the limits of human consciousness,”said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Bruce and Mike have managed to take all the elements of your classic Golden Age adventures and turn them into a thrilling escape into another world—one full of danger, excitement, and long lost legends.”
Print copies of THE LOST CITY OF HERACLEON will be available for sale in June 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
For more on THE LOST CITY OF HERACLEON and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
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 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 Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.