Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the next installment of high-stakes danger in the hacker community with Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1, debuting this July. The team behind the critically acclaimed limited series is back as actress/activist Alyssa Milano teams up once again with writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Official Graphic Novel Prelude), and artist Marcus To (New Warriors, Red Robin) for a new limited series that pits hacker against hacker.
“We’re living in a time when the inherent possibilities and dangers of the digital world grow more consequential every day,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “The first Hacktivist series only scratched the surface of using social media as a catalyst for change, and this new series will dive even deeper into the very grey world of hackers. We’re very excited to have the entire team Hacktivist back.”
“I’m so happy to be able to continue to explore these special characters, their partnership, their friendship and their hacktivism,” said Milano. “It was great to work with this unbelievable team again and I can’t wait for readers to experience this next chapter.”
It’s been six months since Tunis. Nate Graft’s life was turned upside-down after his best friend Ed Hiccox died, but he’s since pulled things together and is now in charge of VIGIL, the front line of America’s ongoing cyber operations. Just when things are starting to gain some semblance of control, YourLife, the government, and Nate come under attack by a new breed of hacker…who call themselves .sve_urs3lf. Using Nate and Ed’s former handle, they want to know the truth of what happened in Tunis, and they’re calling for blood. Nate’s blood.
Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (of 6) arrives in comic shops on July 29th with a main cover by series artist Marcus To for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY151082. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Sonny Liew (Dr. Fate, Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches), and a retailer incentive cover by Marcus To.
The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is July 6th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.