HACKTIVIST #1-4 (Alyssa Milano, Lanzing, Kelly / Marcus To)

Le comics Hacktivist imaginé par l’actrice Alyssa Milano (Charmed) sortira chez Archaia avec les scénaristes Jackson Lanzing et Collin Kelly, et le dessinateur Marcus To aux manettes. La version web-comics sera diffusée cet automne 2013 avant la sortie papier prévue pour l’été 2014.

Ed Hiccox et Nate Graft sont les gérants du meilleur réseau social existant. Ils sont aussi deux hackers réputés. Quand le gouvernement découvre leurs activités, les deux comparses n’ont d’autre choix que de s’en remettre à leur amitié pour faire face au monde extérieur, loin de leurs écrans d’ordinateurs.

L’éditeur Archaia a été racheté par Boom! Studio à la fin du mois de juin.

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[quote]Official Press Release

Award-winning publisher Archaia Entertainment and actress/producer Alyssa Milano (Charmed, Mistresses) are proud to announce Hacktivist, a hardcover, original graphic novel that explores the modern world of hacking and global activism. Inspired by current events from around the world and Milano’s own philanthropic endeavors, Hacktivist is a fast-paced cyber-thriller about friendship and freedom in a time of war. The story follows Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft, the young founders of the world’s most innovative social media company who moonlight secretly as one of the most notorious black-hat hacker teams on the planet. When the U.S. government discovers their operation, they must face the real world beyond the code and choose between loyalty and what they believe to be is right.

“I’m very involved with in global activism and philanthropy. I like the idea of everyday people doing good,” explained Milano. “My inspiration for Hacktivist is actually Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter and Square. I picture him leaving the office at night and going home, where he locks himself in his room and starts hacking to change the world.

“I felt Hacktivist was a strong story that I really wanted to tell visually,” Milano expressed. “Doing a graphic novel allowed me to dream big and it gave me the freedom to create without boundaries.”

Hacktivist features the talents of screen and comic writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, artist Marcus To (Cyborg 009, Red Robin), Eisner Award-nominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Cyborg 009), and Eisner Award-nominated letterer Deron Bennett (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Creation Myths), who bring the underground world of revolution and cyber-warfare to pulse-pounding life.

“Hacktivist is literally ripped from headlines,” said Archaia VP of Development Stephen Christy. “It’s a story focusing on the benefit and consequences of our increasingly connected world. To be able to bring Alyssa Milano into the world of comics is very exciting for all of us at Archaia, and by teaming her with Marcus To and Ian Herring fresh off of their brilliant work on Cyborg 009, we’ve built a comic that will hopefully connect with and inspire people all over the world.”

Hacktivist will debut digitally in Fall 2013, followed by the hardcover print release in Summer 2014. A Hacktivist Ashcan comic, limited to 500 copies and containing exclusive preview content, original concept art from Marcus To and Ian Herring, and an interview with Milano, will be distributed for free at the Archaia booth (#2229) at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif. (July 17-21).[/quote]

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Le site des éditeurs: boom-studios.com

Ah tiens !
(Bis : ouais ouais, j’ai pas trop suivi ce qui se fait en matière d’images qui bougent pas, ces derniers temps. On regarde ailleurs trois minutes, et tout change…)

Jim

[quote]Hacktivist #1
Story by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Alyssa Milano
Art by Marcus To
Colors by Ian Herring
Letters by Deron Bennett
Cover by Marcus To
Publisher Archaia
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, January 22nd, 2014
WHY WE LOVE IT: From the creative mind of Alyssa Milano, with artist Marcus To (Huntress, Red Robin), and writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, Hacktivist is a fast-paced cyber-thriller about friendship and freedom in a time war.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT: Fantastic characters and stunning action set pieces, beautifully illustrated by Marcus To (Cyborg 009, Red Robin) and Eisner-nominated colorist Ian Herring (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand).
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are young, brilliant, and the co-founders of YourLife, a social networking company that has changed the way the world stays connected. In secret, these best friends are also “sve_Urs3lf,” the largest, white-hat hacking group on the planet, exposing information and sparking revolutions across the globe.[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Hacktivist #3
Story by Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Art by Marcus To, Ian Herring
Cover by Marcus To
Publisher Boom! Studios
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, March 26th, 2014
Having successfully escaped to Tunisia, Ed finally meets Sirine face to face, and neither is what the other expected. While Ed is forced to come out from behind his computer screen and deal with the real-life consequences of his hacking, Nate feels the walls starting to close in on him back at YourLife. When the stakes are raised to life and death, will the two best friends be torn apart for good?[/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Hacktivist #4
Story by Alyssa Milano, Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly
Art by Marcus To
Colors by Ian Herring
Cover by Marcus To
Publisher Archaia
Cover Price $3.99
Release Date Wed, April 30th, 2014
Reeling from tragedy, Ed has to orchestrate the most elaborate and far-reaching hack so far in order to right the wrongs he has brought to Sirine’s doorstep in Tunisia. However, if his message is to reach the entire world under the eagle eye of Agent Ori and the CIA, he will need the help of an old friend. In this gripping conclusion to Alyssa Milano’s four-part series, will Nate and Ed come together in order to save each other and change the world?[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com