Steve Skroce Joins Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKRVerse and Takes On Eldritch Horrors this Summer at BOOM! Studios
See Atlantis like never before…blood-soaked and filled with monsters!
Iconic filmmaker and record-shattering comic creator Keanu Reeves is joined by acclaimed writer and artist Steve Skroce (We Stand On Guard) and Eisner-winning colorist Dave Stewart (Black Hammer) for the first-ever BRZRKR one-shot special that pits the immortal B. against a Lovecraftian nightmare in BRZRKR: POETRY OF MADNESS, this July from BOOM! Studios.
A sea of gore and devastation awaits as B., through a fateful chance encounter, safeguards the advanced and ancient realm of Atlantis as its unstoppable protector. But a sickly king serves as a symbol for the rot inside the kingdom, as the security and bliss created through B.’s violence is shallow… The cracks created by a secret cult might spell a monstrous end for the legendary city, one beyond even B.’s ability to save.
Keanu Reeves, the iconic star of feature films such as “John Wick” and “The Matrix,” is the creator and co-writer of BRZRKR. Reeves is a celebrated actor whose 35-year film career has garnered enormous success at the box office and received widespread acclaim. BRZRKR, his first comic book and graphic novel series, is the highest funded comic book Kickstarter of all-time and the highest selling original comic book series debut in over 25 years.
Steve Skroce is a comics artist and writer based in Vancouver, B.C. He’s created Maestros and Post Americana at Image comics, written and illustrated for Marvel, as well as having storyboarded all the Matrix films. You can find him on instagram.
“I loved the original BRZRKR series and I’m thrilled to be helping Keanu craft a tale of high fantasy and adventure in his creation’s singular, blood soaked style. It’s action horror on a scale you can only get on the comics page,” said Skroce.
BRZRKR: POETRY OF MADNESS features covers by Steve Skroce, Travis Charest (Wildcats), David Aja (Hawkeye), and David Mack (Kabuki).
“How can you say no to ‘B. versus Cthulhu’? You can’t. And instead you ask Steve Skroce and Dave Stewart to make the most heavy metal, moody, action-packed one-shot of the summer,” said editor Jon Moisan.
BRZRKR: POETRY OF MADNESS 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; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; 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; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; 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; and the upcoming The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol. 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: POETRY OF MADNESS will be available in comic shops July 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.