A comic book ebook created and co-written by the actor Keanu Reeves arrives in shops on Wednesday, with greater than 615,000 copies ordered by comedian ebook retailers. (The order is notably excessive: Final March, Marvel launched a brand new Spider-Lady No. 1 that bought 142,000 copies in North America, in keeping with Comichron.)
The comedian, BRZRKR (pronounced “berserker”), is about an immortal warrior, with a glance impressed by Reeves, on a quest to find his origin and to finish his lengthy, 80,000-plus-year life.
BRZRKR, from Growth! Studios, is co-written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Ron Garney. “I’ve beloved comics since I used to be a child they usually’ve been a big affect artistically all through my profession,” Reeves mentioned in a video interview for Growth! posted in January. The sequence will run for 12 points.
Growth! had a superb inkling of curiosity for the ebook final yr. In September, the corporate ran a Kickstarter for supporters to pre-order collected editions of the comedian. The marketing campaign had a objective of $50,000 and ended at $1.45 million. The primary quantity is due in October. (Wonderful.)