Last week it was Keanu Reeves, and now Oscar Isaac is making his first foray into the world of comic book production. THR reports that Isaac is teaming with Legendary Comics, writer Brian Buccellatto, and artist Christian Ward to produce Head Wounds: Sparrow a graphic novel based on an idea developed by Isaac and friends and creative collaborators Bob Johnson and John Alvey. The news was revealed during Legendary’s ComicCon@Home panel today.
Head Wounds: Sparrow tells the story of a cop, Leo Guidry, who possesses a “psychic head wound” that aids him in “a war between angels, devils and everything in between”. Ward’s art, capable of being both grounded in our reality and wildly psychedelic, sometimes at the same time, seems like a perfect fit for the story.
In a statement accompanying the announcement, Isaac spoke about Johnson, who reportedly dreamed up the story following his diagnosis with Stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma:
“Bob Johnson has a mind and a soul like no one else. Our friendship and creative collaboration has spanned nearly three decades. I couldn’t be more excited to bring his unique and singular vision of Head Wounds: Sparrow to life with the incredible group of artists we’ve assembled.”
On Twitter, Ward shared what excites him about the project, saying that he’s “enjoying stretching different muscles,” and joking (?) that he and Oscar Isaac have become “best friends” while working on the comic. He’s likely at least gotten used to drawing Isaac’s face, as based on the promo image for Head Wounds: Sparrow the protagonist bears more than a slight resemblance to the actor.
You can check out that promo image below, and look for more on this in the coming months. Head Wounds: Sparrow is due out in stores early next year.
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