Created by the iconic Keanu Reeves, BRZRKR and The Batman Part II screenwriter and Eisner-nominated writer Mattson Tomlin (A Vicious Circle) is joined by hit artist Rebekah Isaacs (Money Shot) and colorist Jordie Bellaire (Batman) to bring to light a new chapter in the BRZRKR mythos with BRZRKR: FALLEN EMPIRE.
The lone survivor of Olos, a long-dead–once thriving–empire, tells a tale of B.’s distant past and the death and cataclysm he brought forth.
But what did B. find that could have driven him to such violent ends? The desires of the heart are as much a weapon as any in B.’s arsenal…
BRZRKR: FALLEN EMPIRE #1 features a main cover by Rebekah Isaacs with colors by Jordie Bellaire, with variants by Joëlle Jones (Lady Killer), Jenny Frison (Alice Never After), and Yanick Paquette (The Dreaming).
“Given that I’ve been adapting the feature film version of BRZRKR, it’s a surreal honor to have been invited to pen a small chapter in B.’s 80,000 year history and add to his story in comics. Rebekah Isaacs is a rockstar and her wonderful artwork in FALLEN EMPIRE‘s sweeping, violent romance is going to make your heart skip a beat more than once. What a delight to play in the world Keanu, Matt, Ron, Bill, Clem and BOOM! have created!” said Tomlin.
“Working in an epic timeline like BRZRKR’s that spans all of human civilization, it’s a special treat to be able to slow down and watch B. and what makes him tick through more of a micro lens. Mattson is brilliant at fleshing out the subtleties of complex characters – I was sucked in immediately and can’t wait for BRZRKR fans to get this glimpse into this gripping & heartbreaking moment in B.’s history,” said Isaacs.
“These BRZRKR one-shots are all about inviting the industry’s best storytellers to play in B.’s sandbox, and we continue to be blown away by the creative pedigree of everyone involved,” said Executive Editor Eric Harburn. “Mattson, Rebekah, and Jordie are a collective force to be reckoned with, and in Fallen Empire have constructed a tale that’s equal parts grandiose romantic fantasy and the violently visceral BRZRKR you know and love.”
BRZRKR: FALLEN EMPIRE #1 will be available in comic shops November 29, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.