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BRZRKR Heads to the Wild West for "A Faceful of Bullets"

This June, I get to introduce readers to the first Wild West chapter of the searing BRZRKR saga. Titled “A Faceful of Bullets,” it’s a grim and gritty bit of blood-drenched bushwhacking in the spirit of Leone, Corbucci and Peckinpah. Featuring the killer art of Francesco Manna. Coming June 2024 from BOOM! Studios.



The official press release from BOOM!


Jason Aaron Expands The World Of Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR in A FACEFUL OF BULLETS


Brand new extra-length special part of landmark year celebrating Keanu Reeves’ modern franchise!


2024 promises to be a landmark franchise-expanding year for Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR. Today, BOOM! Studios is proud to announce the beginning of the second volume of BRZRKR: Bloodlines, a series of standalone extra-length comic specials, with a new unexplored chapter in B.’s violent history in BRZRKR: A FACEFUL OF BULLETS.


Legendary comics writer Jason Aaron (Once Upon a Time at the End of the World, Thor), along with popular artist Francesco Manna (Predator: The Last Hunt, Carnage), unveil a brand new secret chapter of B.’s time in the 1800s American West in A FACEFUL OF BULLETS.


When B. finds himself in the middle of a grudge match between a greedy land baron and his runaway daughter, he must decide if he will play the role of a guardian angel, or succumb to his violent tendencies.


And when the runaway prays for the vengeance she so obsessively clings to, God’s answer might be more than she bargained for…


“Having new writers and artists explore B.’s history in these Bloodlines Specials is something that is so exciting to me,” said series creator Keanu Reeves. “Jason and Francesco teaming up for a brutal, tragic Western was a perfect match for BRZRKR and the types of stories we want to tell in this universe.”


“The world of BRZRKR is so visceral and action-packed that I’ve been a fan from the very beginning. So it’s super exciting to get to craft the first Wild West chapter of this epic saga, in the grim and gritty spirit of Leone, Corbucci, and Peckinpah.” said award-winning writer Jason Aaron.


“When I was a child I used to watch so many Western movies with my dad. I was in love with Leone, Corbucci, and Ford. I didn’t understand why or how, I just felt like there was some kind of magic that kept me hooked, watching and watching again and again. It’s very inspiring to let BRZRKR play with that magic and create a fresh and bloody vision of those old fashioned vibes,” said artist Francesco Manna.


BRZRKR: A FACEFUL OF BULLETS #1 will be available in comic shops in June 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 Keanu Reeves:

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.  


About Jason Aaron:

JASON AARON has been writing award-winning comic books for more than two decades. After winning a Marvel Comics talent search contest in 2001, Aaron went on to become one of Marvel’s preeminent writers, crafting character-defining runs on such series as GHOST RIDER, WOLVERINE and DOCTOR STRANGE. His landmark seven year run on THOR featured the headline-grabbing saga of Jane Foster as the Mighty Thor, and his 2015 STAR WARS series became the best-selling American comic book in more than twenty years. Aaron is currently making his DC Comics debut with BATMAN OFF-WORLD and ACTION COMICS and is also set to spearhead a 40th anniversary relaunch of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES for IDW. Aaron’s critically acclaimed creator-owned work includes the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning SOUTHERN BASTARDS from Image Comics and the New York Times best-selling crime series SCALPED from Vertigo Comics, plus the recently launched ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD from BOOM! Studios. Jason Aaron was born and raised in Alabama and currently resides in Kansas City.


About Francesco Manna:

Born August 3, 1989 Francesco Guiseppe Manna showed interest in the world of comics since he was a child. After graduating from art school, he immediately began work in the overseas comics market with work for Avatar Press and Zenescope in 2012. In 2014 he started work with Dynamite and Top Cow. In 2017 he joined the Marvel roster with work on Old Man Logan. He would then go on to work on other titles like Cloak and Dagger, Champions, Carnage, and Predator: The Last Hunt. In 2022 he was part of the big Image Comics crossover event–SUPERMASSIVE.


BRZRKR: A FACEFUL OF BULLETS follows the announcement of the first ever BRZRKR prose novel, The Book of Elsewhere, to be published by Del Rey and co-authored by award-winning author China Miéville and Keanu Reeves and the release of the first BRZRKR: Bloodlines collected edition featuring the work of Steve Skroce, Mattson Tomlin, and Rebekah Isaacs as well the release of BRZRKR: Poetry Of Madness Pen & Ink #1. More exciting information about the BRZRKR franchise will be revealed throughout the year, including the second story that will comprise the newest volume of BRZRKR: Bloodlines, and more!


BRZRKR: A FACEFUL OF BULLETS 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; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; 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; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Underheist by David and Maria Lapham; and Animal Pound by Tom King and Peter Gross. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.


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