Kate Kristopher has quite the heritage. For generations, Kristophers have faced danger and laughed their heads off. But after her father’s death, Kate leaves it behind. She wants a regular life, and in Shutter Volume 1: Wanderlost, she thinks she has it. However, if a Kristopher won’t go find adventure, it will find her. In November, the urban fantasy graphic novel by Joe Keatinge and Leila del Duca will boast a revelation about Kate’s family draws her back into the life she was raised for, leading her into a mystery darker and more dangerous than any she’s encountered before.
Set in a world where mythical creatures and rusty automatons alike are everyday “people,” where anthropomorphic animal bounty hunters do deals in back alleys and argue Tarantino-style in record stores, Shutter Volume 1: Wanderlost gives artist del Duca the opportunity to amaze with her stand-out character designs and knock-out action sequences. Owen Gieni gives the art richness and depth with his bold coloring.
“When I saw that, I was like ‘We got it,’” said Keatinge, in reference to showing his heroine riding the subway with a minotaur. “And it’s not just because there’s a minotaur there and a space guy there, but there’s all this crazy sh** there and you’re still drawn to Kate, and you still feel Kate’s emotion. That’s one of my favorite things that Leila does. No matter how absurd the sh** that I write is, she’ll zero in on Kate. Her emotions are real and that makes it work.”
Shutter Volume 1: Wanderlost will be in comic book stores on November 12 (Diamond Comic order code SEP140652) and in bookstores on November 25 (ISBN 978-1-63215-145-2). It's specially priced at just $9.99 and available now for pre-order. Full press release below.