Published by Heavy Metal imprint Magma Comix
Ethan Sacks – Writer/Co-Creator
Marco Lorenzana – Artist/Co-Creator
Erick Arciniega – Colorist
Jaime Martinez – Letterer
Daniel Govar – Cover Artist
** Variant Cover by Marco Lorenzana
Denton J. Tipton – Editor & Magma Comix Publisher
Sept. 22, 2021 / One-Shot / 40 pages / $6.99
Set deep in the Louisiana bayou in the late 1760s, INTRUSION tells the story of the Broussard family, Acadians seeking a new life after being cast out of Canada by the British and having lived the last several years in indentured servitude. They arrive in Louisiana desperate for a second chance. Settling on a patch of remote land bordered by a “cursed” swamp, Jacques will do anything to defend his family’s homestead…even if that puts them on a collision course with a creature that dwells in the bayou.
Conceived as a one-shot horror comic from creators Ethan Sacks and Marco Lorenzana, the story makes use of the flipbook format in an innovative way to tell the story from two very different perspectives—the human and the monster. The second story starts at the "flipped" back cover and both the first and second stories merge on a double-page spread in the middle.
At its terrifying heart, INTRUSION is a parable about the consequences of misguided prejudice and hate. The patriarch of the Broussard family will stop at nothing to defend his family from the horrors that lurk in the swamp—and neither will the Grunch!
“Intrusion may be a fictional work of fantasy, but it's firmly rooted in the real history of the Acadian French who were cast out of Canada by the British on their way to becoming the Cajuns of Louisiana. That history has been rattling around my head for years, as has an unhealthy obsession with cryptozoology. So when I found out that there is a local Louisiana legend about a type of creature called the Grunch, the whole idea came together like chocolate and peanut butter.” — Ethan Sacks (Co-creator and writer)
“I’m excited to work with Ethan on this book and to help bring these fantastic adventures to life. The challenge of merging an occult world with a specific historical context really sold me on this project.” — Marco Lorenzana (Co-creator and artist)
“I was introduced to Ethan through a series of connections by artists Valerio Schiti and Michele Bandini. The importance of connections like these is also reflected in Intrusion, which explores the interconnectivity of relationships and how they are skewed by perspective. Or maybe Intrusion is just a scary monster story. You decide...at your own risk” — Denton J. Tipton (Editor and Magma Comix Publisher)
Magma Comix publishes original, creator-owned science fiction, fantasy, and horror comics and graphic novels, from the leading creators of the field. We believe storytellers deserve to be respected and valued more than the characters and worlds they create. We show this by championing creators and empowering them with the platform and resources to share their unique visions at the cutting edge of genre fiction. Founded in 2020 by award-winning and New York Times bestselling comics creator Denton J. Tipton, Magma Comix partnered with Heavy Metal Entertainment to help usher in an eruption of creativity at the revered publisher.