Meet Your New Favorite Sports Underdogs in I HEART SKULL-CRUSHER!
Post-Apocalyptic Mayhem from Screenwriter & Breakout DC Star Josie Campbell
Josie Campbell, the breakout, hit writer of DC’s Amazons Attack event and screenwriter/producer on My Adventures With Superman, along with rising star artist Alessio Zonno (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) bring sports action to post-apocalyptic America in the new, YA Mad Maxian series I HEART SKULL-CRUSHER!
18-year-old Trini will do anything to compete in her favorite sport, Screaming Pain Ball, aspiring to the heights of her longtime hero Skull-Crusher! But she can’t do it alone, and a gaggle of misfits is just what she needs to cross the American wastes and battle in Queen Mob’s deadly tournament.
With Trini’s dreams of being just like Skull-Crusher on the line, do she and her friends have what it takes to win a coveted spot on Skull-Crusher’s undefeated team?
“I am BEYOND thrilled to bring I Heart Skull-Crusher! to life with the talented Alessio; it’s everything I love–queer characters, anime influences, action, comedy, broken hearts, broken bones, Post-Apocalypse death matches–wrapped up in one gorgeous package. This is the story I’ve been wanting to tell for years!” said series writer Josie Campbell.
“I Heart Skull-Crusher! has smashed my head and heart since Josie told me about it! I’m loving working with her and bringing these crazy characters to life and their incredible story fills me with energy,” said series artist Alessio Zonno. “I’m completely immersed and I can’t stop drawing it!”
“Bloodsports, romance, and survival in the wasteland,” said series editor Dafna Pleban. “It’s such an engaging story and I am thrilled to be working with Josie and Alessio on this. They are two creators at the top of their game, and I fully believe they will make all of you fans of Screaming Pain Ball!”
I HEART SKULL-CRUSHER! #1 will be available in comic shops March 13, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.
About Josie Campbell:
Josie Campbell is an LA-based comic writer and TV producer. Previous credits include The New Champion of Shazam and Amazons Attack for DC Comics; in the TV space, Josie was Writer/Producer for My Adventures With Superman, and Head Writer for She-Ra and the Princess of Power. Follow Josie on her website Cozyjamble.com.
About Alessio Zonno:
Alessio Zonno is a comic book artist living in Turin, Italy. After studying at the International School of Comics, where he currently teaches, he began his career as an artist in France with Frères de Foot 1 and 2, PSG “Au Cœur de la passion” for Soleil, and in Belgium with Kyle Travel for Dupuis. You can find Alessio on Instagram at @alessio_zonno .
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