The third title from the new Legendary Comics YA imprint follows a young girl and her companion she-wolf on a journey of discovery and revenge
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. This is the third original graphic novel title released this year under the Legendary Comics YA imprint, with LUPINA BOOK TWO forthcoming.
LUPINA BOOK ONE: WAX is now available at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound, and ComicShopLocator.com.
About the creators:
Writer 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 comic anthologies Elements: Fire, Elements: Earth, FTL Y’all, and You Died.
Illustrator Li Buszka (they/them) is a queer illustrator, comic artist, and courtroom sketch artist based in Indianapolis. Li has contributed art to anthologies Comics Book Slumber Party: Escape from Bitch Mountain and Mine!: A Comics Collaboration to Benefit Planned Parenthood.
Colorist Bex Glendining (she/they) is a biracial queer, UK based illustrator, comic artist, and colorist. 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.
Letterer 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 most recent notable work includes Demon Days: X-Men, Crush & Lobo and the GLAAD Award-winning Empyre: Aftermath Avengers.
Publisher: Legendary Comics
Imprint: Legendary Comics YA
Format: Original Graphic Novel
Page Count: 96
Grades: 9 and up
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 include: Championess (inspired by the real-life bare-knuckle boxer Elizabeth Wilkinson in eighteenth century London from Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas); The Heart Hunter (exploring immortality, love, and greed from novelist Mickey George and artist V. Gagnon); Lupina (a two-volume captivating saga about a young girl on a journey of revenge with her wolf companion from Eisner Award-nominated writer James F. Wright and artist Li Buszka); Tragic (a retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from a queer lens and told through the eyes of a 17-year-old girl), and The Witches of Silverlake (following Elliot Green and his coven of queer, teen witches in Los Angeles from singer-songwriter Simon Curtis).
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