Legendary Comics announces YA imprint – MP3s and NPCs

Posted: May 20, 2021 at 5:01 am

Legendary Comics has revealed their new YA imprint today.

Legendary Comics YA will feature a line of amazing stories for the young adult audience. This year, fans will be greeted to The Heart Hunter (August 3, 2021) and Lupina (September 9, 2021). Next year, Tragic (April 18, 2022) and The Witches of Silverlake (October 1, 2022) will join the imprint. Right now, readers can grab the first book in Legendary Comics YA titled Championess. More information about each story can be seen below.

Legendary Comics senior vice president Robert Napton said:

Weve identified the young adult genre as an opportunity to expand and invest in our audience growth. Legendary Comics YA is the beginning of our long term commitment to this category and the diverse stories we want to tell.

Legendary Comics senior editor Nikita Kannekanti said:

The YA genre is known for telling groundbreaking, innovative, and unique stories. By working with exciting new talent and comic book veterans in the YA space, we have been able to acquire books where emotional and personal journeys are at the forefront. Legendary Comics YA is our chance to focus on fresh character-driven stories that reflect the diverse voices of young adults all over the world.

Legendary Comics YA titles

Championess (in stores now) based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson, a female bare-knuckle boxer in 18th century London. Elizabeth, reimagined as half-Indian, and her sister Tess struggle to make ends meet and cover Tesss debts. While Elizabeth works odd jobs at the local newspaper, the only way she knows how to make enough money to help them survive is her true passion, bareknuckle boxing. With Tesss support, Elizabeth trains at the boxing facility of one of the most famous retired boxers and the only real fight promoter of any notoriety, James Figg. As Elizabeth trains with Figg and James Stokes, she confronts her personal demons of what destroyed her family and comes to terms with being the first half-Indian female boxer in a white male world. Writers: Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas. Arist: Amanda Perez Puentes.

The Heart Hunter (August 3, 2021) set on the cursed island of Envecor, where everyone is doomed to wear their heart outside their body and are immortalunable to die, to change, to have children until they find their soul mate. Paired soul mates are then turned mortal, freed from the curse, and able to leave. But all fairy tales have a dark side: those who dont want to lose their immortality pay Heart Hunters to find their soul mates and kill them so they may remain immortal. Psyche, a Heart Hunter, is hired by the king to kill his soulmate. As she sets out on her quest, she begins her own journey of mending her broken heart and learning to trust again. Writer: Mickey George. Artist: V. Gagnon.

Lupina (September 9, 2021) a six-part 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 mothers skirts. But when tragedy strikes, Lupa finds herself alone in a new world alone until shes found by the she-wolf, Coras, and sets off on a journey of discovery and revenge. Writer: Eisner Award-nominated writer James F. Wright. Arist: Li Buszka.

The Witches of Silverlake (October 1, 2022) the story of Elliot Green, who moves across country to start high school in one of Los Angeles most prestigious private schools. Hes quickly taken in by the schools outcasts: the scholarship kids; the queer kids; and the ones who just dont really fit in with the glossy trust fund babies of SJTBA. They quickly let him in on their little secretthey are witches. Elliot joins them in their world among the crystal stores and occult shops of Silverlake and ends up joining his new friends coven. During one of their magical experiments, they accidentally release a bloodthirsty demon that starts murdering their classmates and teachers. Elliot and his coven realize that the fun and games of playing with crystals and candles is over, that magic is powerful, real, and that it might be more dangerous than theyd ever imagined. Writer: Simon Curtis. Arist: Stephanie Son.

Tragic (April 18, 2022) a retelling of Shakespeares Hamlet from a queer lens and told through the eyes of 17-year-old Harper Hayes. After her father Hamilton dies a mysterious and tragic death, Harper is convinced that he was murdered, and her first suspect is her uncle, who has been sleeping with her mother. With the help of her ex-girlfriend Talia and her best friend (sometimes with benefits) Holden, Harper is determined to find her father's killer. But when Caius, Talia's father and Hamiltons business partner, is also found dead, Harper realizes the answer to Hamiltons murder is more complicated than she had initially realized. As Harper begins to see her fathers ghost in the form of a teenage Hamlet everywhere and starts slipping into hallucinations of his murder that end with blood on her hands, one thing becomes clearin order to uncover the truth about what happened to her father, Harper has to confront her own demons and ones that haunt the Hayes family. Writer: Dana Mele. Artist: Valentina Pinti. Colorist: Chiara Di Francia.

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