IDW Publishing has announced Canto, a surreal six-issue journey beginning in June. Created by writer David M. Booher and artist Drew Zucker and featuring the talents of colorist Vittorio Astone and letterer Deron Bennett, this all-ages comic book miniseries explores a strange and fantastic world in search of the greatest prize of all: a heart!
Enslaved for generations, Canto’s people once had hearts. Now they have clocks. When slavers damage a little tin girl’s clock beyond repair, Canto must brave the darkest corners of his hostile world to bring back her heart. Can he overcome the dangers that await to save the one he loves?
Canto #1 features a regular cover by Zucker and a special variant by Nick Robles.
Vault Comics will publish the new comic series, Alien Bounty Hunter, produced by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson, and created by Levinson. Alien Bounty Hunter will debut with a show-exclusive cover at Comic Con International in July 2017, followed by a monthly series to be available through Diamond Comics Distributors.
In Alien Bounty Hunter, Ben Madsen is tasked with apprehending a wanted fugitive…but quickly learns that his target is not of this world. Madsen must track his mark through an alien enclave populated by the galaxy’s most dangerous aliens—right here on Earth.
With Alien Bounty Hunter, Wahlberg and longtime producing partner Stephen Levinson —known for Boardwalk Empire, Ballers, and most recently Shooter—will expand into science fiction. They hope to translate the property to a wide range of media. Leverage Executive, Spencer Strasmore, oversees development of the project.
On the comic end, award-winning writer Adrian F. Wassel and David M. Booher have penned scripts from a story by Levinson and F.J. DeSanto. Nick Robles will provide art, with letters by Deron Bennet.