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Preview: Canto II: The Hollow Men

Canto II: The Hollow Men

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
In Shops: Jun 09, 2021
SRP: $19.99

The fan-favorite all-ages comic fantasy continues with book two! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules-he found love, took a name, and escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his beloved. Along the way, he met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn’t turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom.

The freedom that Canto won so desperately is in danger, as he discovers his people’s clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. On their quest, they’ll encounter old friends, relentless monsters, and the village of the mysterious Hollow Men. Will Canto and his friends lift the curse and save their people before time runs out? Collects Canto II issues #1-5 plus the Clockwork Fairies one-shot.

Canto II: The Hollow Men

Westbrook Studios Developing an Animated Feature Adaptation of Comic Series Canto

Canto

Westbrook Studios has announced that they have optioned rights to the comic series CANTO and are adapting the fantasy series as an animated feature. Co-creator and writer of CANTODavid M. Booher is set to write the screenplay for the film and will executive produce the project alongside co-creator and series illustrator Drew Zucker. Westbrook Studios Co-President and Head of Motion Pictures, Jon Mone will produce. Ryan Shimazaki will oversee the project on behalf of Westbrook Studios.
 
Inspired by The Wizard of Oz and Dante’s Inferno, CANTO is an all-ages adventure for past and present generations alike.
 
For generations, Canto and his fellow tin-people have been enslaved in the land of Arcana, their hearts replaced with clocks. Though love is forbidden, that hasn’t stopped Canto from falling in love with a Tin Girl. When the slavers damage the tin girl’s clock beyond repair, Canto leaves Arcana to go on a quest and find his people’s missing hearts. Along the way, Canto befriends a fierce Malorex, finds a Hermit who lives in a mechanical squid, and works with a mysterious warrior named Aulaura who helps him infiltrate the City of Dis. At the Emerald Tower, Canto confronts the wizard behind it all, The Shrouded Man, and learns the fate of his true love’s heart.

The six-issue fantasy series was published by IDW Publishing with the first issue released in June 2019. The sequel CANTO II was published in August of 2020, and IDW announced in January 2021 that CANTO was renewed for several future story arcs.

Preview: Canto II The Hollow Men #5 (of 5)

Canto II The Hollow Men #5 (of 5)

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
In Shops: Feb 03, 2021
SRP: $3.99

Canto’s epic second adventure concludes! Canto has entered the Valley of the Lionhearted and learned he can only lift the Shrouded Man’s curse by sacrificing his own clock. In doing so, he could gain the power to finally defeat the Shrouded Man and free everyone in the Unnamed World. Will Canto give up his own time to become the hero his people believe him to be?

Canto II The Hollow Men #5 (of 5)

Canto Returns for Three All-New Tales

The critically acclaimed IDW Publishing series, Canto, co-created by writer David M. Booher and artist Drew Zucker, has been renewed for three all-new tales! The clockwork knight’s adventure continues in April 2021 with the three-issue miniseries, Canto & the City of Giants, written by Booher and featuring guest artist Sebastián Piriz with incentive covers by Zucker and Martin Simmonds.

Booher and Zucker reteam with colorist Vittorio Astone and lettering studio Andworld Design for the six-issue Canto III: Lionhearted, slated for mid-2021, and then for the expansive six-issue conclusion of Canto’s quest with Canto IV: A Place Like Home, planned for 2022.

Preview: Canto II: The Hollow Men #4 (of 5)

Canto II: The Hollow Men #4 (of 5)

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
In Shops: Dec 30, 2020
SRP: $3.99

After a tragic loss to his party, Canto sets off alone to complete his quest to lift the curse from his people’s clocks. He knows he must climb the Yellow Mountain, but first he must face some familiar foes… who may cause him a giant problem.

Canto II: The Hollow Men #4 (of 5)

Preview: Canto II: The Hollow Men #2 (of 5)

Canto II: The Hollow Men #2 (of 5)

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
In Shops: Sep 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Book 2 of Canto continues! Canto leads his friends on a journey to save his people and his first stop is his friend Aulaura, the mysterious warrior who helped him fight the Furies in the City of Dis and escape from the Shrouded Man. But what shall they do when they find Aulaura’s village full of hollow men?

Canto II: The Hollow Men #2 (of 5)

Preview: Canto II: Hollow Men #1 (of 5)

Canto II: Hollow Men #1 (of 5)

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Book 2 of all-ages fan favorite Canto begins! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules-he found love, he was given a name, and he escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his love’s heart. He met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn’t turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom.

That freedom is in jeopardy when Canto discovers his people’s clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. Can they lift the curse before their time runs out?

Canto II: Hollow Men #1 (of 5)

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Preview: Canto & the Clockwork Fairies

Canto & the Clockwork Fairies

(W) David M. Booher (A/CA) Drew Zucker
In Shops: Jul 22, 2020
SRP: $3.99

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, FAN FAVORITE CANTO RETURNS! David M. Booher, Drew Zucker, Vittorio Astone, and Deron Bennett return to Canto’s world, following the brave clockwork hero as he leads his people out from their home in Arcana to find somewhere-and something-new! When Canto encounters a group of captured fairies, it’s up to him to liberate them, but can he do it without being captured himself? Find out in this one-shot bridging the hit mini-series and the second arc, coming in Summer 2020.

Canto & the Clockwork Fairies

Preview: Canto, Vol. 1: If I Only Had A Heart

Canto, Vol. 1: If I Only Had A Heart

David Booher (Author) Drew Zucker (Artist, Cover Artist) Vittorio Astone (Colorist)

Enslaved for generations, Canto’s people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. They are forbidden to love, yet Canto loves a little tin girl. When slavers damage her clock beyond repair, Canto embarks on an incredible journey through his strange and fantastic world to bring back her heart.

Hailed as a “truly entertaining and striking modern fairy tale” (Newsarama) and a “beautiful and heartfelt story about love and heroism” (The Brazen Bull), Canto is an all-ages adventure for past and present generations alike.

Inspired by The Wizard of Oz and Dante’s Inferno. Part fantasy. Part adventure. All heart.

Canto, Vol. 1: If I Only Had A Heart
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