Comixology Originals announced it will release Grammaton Punch from writer Miles Gunter and artist Briane Andan next week on its digital platform.
“Grammaton Punch provides a twist on the classic ghost story that is inspired by my love of video games, horror, and the paranormal,” says writer Miles Gunter, whose credits include BPRD, Terminator, and Weird War Tales. “In Grammaton Punch, Van Nguyen was born during a solar eclipse and while that might sound cool, it’s not. That’s because eclipse babies are born with something extra and, for Van Nguyen, that means he can see ghosts.”
When Van starts his freshman year, he is shocked to discover his high school is ruled by a gang of ghosts feeding off his classmates’ energy. The gang’s leader is Zags, a powerful feeder who got the best of Van in the past and is now eager for round two. What’s worse, Van’s mom doesn’t believe that there are ghosts. In order to survive, Van will need to level up.
“Van’s abilities to see and fend off the spirits feeding off the living cause him to keep other people at arm’s length as he believes relationships are a weakness spirits can exploit,” said Gunter. “Sometimes we can get locked into patterns of behavior that feel safe but keep us closed off from the possibilities of life. Grammaton Punch is about the consequences, both good and bad, that come about when the world gives you the opportunity to do things differently.”
Grammaton Punch #1 is a five-part mini-series kicking off on March 14, 2023.