Maria Llovet’s sensual and dreamy art has seen her profile rise significantly of late. We reviewed her collaboration with Brian Azzarello on Faithless here at Broken Frontier earlier this year, saying of her visuals that they were “a perfect reflection of the duality of the story and its disturbing contrast of the dreamlike and the recognisable.” Llovet’s new series Luna launches in February 2021 and we have preview art from it below today at BF along with the press release.
BOOM! Studios is proud to announce LUNA, a new original five-issue series by comics creator Maria Llovet (Faithless, Heartbeat). In this darkly erotic series, an innocent young woman finds herself drawn to a mysterious commune where the search for immortality and the true power of enduring love collide, available in February 2021.
When Teresa fatefully crosses paths with the Family of the Sun, she believes them to be exactly what anyone else in the late ‘60s would expect – a hippie cult whose leader claims to have met the divine. But secret blood rituals, powerful drugs and sex runneth amok will bring Teresa face-to-face with the truth about the Family, herself and the dark secret behind her dreams.
Maria Llovet is a multidisciplinary artist from Barcelona, who has published several graphic novels, including There’s Nothing There and Loud. Llovet is currently the artist on Brian Azzarello’s series Faithless from BOOM! Studios. Her illustrations have been characterized by cinematic influences in its visual narrative, with sex and death as central themes permeating her work.
“LUNA is a lysergic story about love and destiny, but also betrayal, lies, and the lengths to which we would go in order to protect the ones we love.” said Llovet. “This is the first story I’ve ever written for the monthly comic book format, and I’m very excited to share it with readers everywhere.”
LUNA 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; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; and Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López, Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss, and the upcoming Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino.
“Every one of Maria’s stories is a thrilling, charged journey into the heart of a woman’s desires, and LUNA is no exception,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Maria continues to stun audiences with her richly detailed illustrations and stories that never hesitate to explore the darker side of humanity’s impulses, no matter where it might take them.”
Print copies of LUNA #1, for Mature Readers, will be available for sale in February 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one). Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.