Road to SDCC: Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney’s BRZRKR #1 Gets the Pen & Ink Treatment

Experience the Highest Ordered First Issue of the Past 30 Years Like You Never Have Before!

BOOM! Studios announced today the continuation of the PEN & INK collection: a deluxe art-focused format of select first issues featuring stunning black and white interior artwork and cover with artist commentary of the record smashing BRZRKR #1: PEN & INK by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney, available October 2023. This newest issue follows SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN #1: PEN & INK, by Eisner-winning creators James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera and the multiple award-nominated THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR #1: PEN & INK by Ram V and Filipe Andrade in August 2023.

For those that couldn’t get enough of Keanu Reeves’ record-obliterating jump into the comics world, BRZRKR returns in a new format while fans eagerly await the Netflix feature film, the Netflix anime series, the novel, and more comic books! In addition to enjoying the brutality in the refreshingly bleak black and white of BOOM! Studios’ PEN & INK line, series artist Ron Garney brings some method to the mayhem with brand new exclusive commentary! 

“We were excited to bring the Pen & Ink program back this year, and thrilled to see how our retail partners and fans responded to our first offering with thunderous support,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing, Filip Sablik. “This fresh presentation of some of our biggest debuts in recent years paired with incredible insight from the amazing artists who drew them is a must have for any fan, especially when that insight comes from a legendary storyteller and draftsman like Ron Garney!”

Every PEN & INK issue will feature a premium cardstock cover and luxuriously thick wood free interior paper, alongside a gorgeous Spot UV variant cover and a blank sketch cover.

More exciting news on BRZRKR will be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con later this month!

The PEN & INK Collection is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; and the upcoming Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.

BRZRKR #1: PEN & INK will be available October 2023 exclusively at local comic book shops (use to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, and Google Play. SOMETHING IS KILLING THE CHILDREN: PEN & INK #1 may be available now, and THE MANY DEATHS OF LAILA STARR: PEN & INK #1 will be available in August 2023.