Available in bookstores and online retailers on September 14, 2021.
Lupina is a two-volume captivating saga about a young girl on a journey of revenge with her wolf companion. In the coastal town of Kote, recently brought under the yoke of the Addalian Empire, four-year-old Lupa spends her days getting bullied by her older sister and hiding behind her mother’s skirts. But when tragedy strikes, Lupa finds herself alone in a new world… alone until she’s found by the she-wolf, Coras, and sets off on a journey of discovery… and revenge. The first volume of the two-piece collection will be available in bookstores and online retailers on September 14, 2021. Both volumes contain three phases, continuing the adventure of Lupa and Coras.
Artist: Li Buszka
Colorist: Bex Glendining
Letterer: Ariana Maher
On-sale date: September 14, 2021
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The Lupina Saga is one of five exciting original graphic novels created for the young adult space and featured in the impressive slate of Legendary Comics’ newly formed imprint, Legendary Comics YA.
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About the creators:
James F. Wright(he/him) is a queer, Black comics writer based in L.A. With Jackie Crofts he created the coming-of-age culinary crime series, Nutmeg, and, with Josh Eckert, the Eisner Award-nominated sci-fi romance short, Contact High. James has also contributed writings to comics anthologies ELEMENTS: Fire, ELEMENTS: Earth, FTL Y'all, and You Died.
Li Buszka(they/them) is a queer illustrator, comic artist, and courtroom sketch artist based in Indianapolis. Li has contributed art to anthologies Comic Book Slumber Party:Escape From Bitch Mountain and Mine!: a Comics Collaboration to Benefit Planned Parenthood.
BexGlendining(she/they) is a biracial queer, UK based illustrator, comic artist and colourist. Bex has worked as a cover artist, colorist and interior artist on projects such as Seen: Edmonia Lewis, Penultimate Quest,Rolled & Told,DC Nubia, and multiple covers for Penguin Random House.
Ariana Maher(she/her) is a queer Brazilian American comic book letterer based in the Pacific Northwest. As a freelance letterer for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Legendary Comics and other major publishers, her recent notable work includesDemon Days: X-Men,Crush & Lobo, and the GLAAD Award-winning Empyre: Aftermath Avengers.
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About Legendary Comics YA:
Legendary Comics YA is dedicated to telling original and character-driven stories across a wide array of genres. With a commitment to amplify new voices, spotlight diverse perspectives, and seek out passionate talent telling authentic stories, the imprint gives emerging and veteran artists a platform to share stories never told before and retell classics from a new point of view, in hopes to transport readers to other worlds that span a range of genres, from fantasy to historical fiction, and beyond. Titles included in the slate are: Championess (inspired by bare-knuckle boxer Elizabeth Wilkinson in eighteenth century London from Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas); The Heart Hunter (a debut OGN from Mickey George, set on a cursed island where everyone is doomed to where their heart on their sleeve and explore immortality, love and greed); Lupina (an orphaned girl raised by a wolf, goes on a quest for answers and revenge); The Witches of Silverlake (following Elliot Green and his coven of queer, teen witches in Los Angeles from singer-songwriter Simon Curtis) and Tragic
(a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from a queer lens and told through the eyes of a 17-year-old girl).
About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. https://www.legendary.com/comics/