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‘BRZRKR’ getting a Kickstarter and set for release in graphic novel format starting in 2021

You can now back BRZRKR on Kickstarter.

BOOM! Studios has revealed the Keanu Reeves and Matt Kindt project BRZRKR is getting published as a graphic novel via Kickstarter with a solo series in the works too. The Kickstarter campaign is already live here. The news comes as a bit of a surprise as it was revealed to be a series, but after the artist change with Ron Garney joining the project it appears things were up in the air as it was.

BOOM! CEO & Founder had this to say about the move. “Many companies use Kickstarter to fund their projects. We are not doing this,” said Ross Richie, CEO & Founder, BOOM! Studios. “We are working with Kickstarter as a distribution platform to expand our reach. It’s our dream here at BOOM! Studios to introduce new readers to the medium of comic books and graphic novels. By combining the reach of Kickstarter with the interest in Keanu Reeves and the action-packed epic that is BRZRKR, we’re excited to introduce so many foks to their very first comic book.”

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It appears to be back on track, though the Kickstarter promises shipping will take place starting in September 2021 through September 2022. According to the Kickstarter:

BRZRKR will be released in 12 epic comic book chapters and collected in 3 beautiful graphic novel volumes, each containing 4 comic book chapters (issues). Each graphic novel is a 7”x10”, 128 page full color book. Through this Kickstarter, we are offering the opportunity to pre-order all 3 graphic novels (384 pages total!) and receive them directly to your home as they are released in September 2021 (Volume 1), April 2022 (Volume 2), and September 2022 (Volume 3).

So it sounds like the series will come out as normal, but if you’d like to Kickstart the project and get it all in a 3 volume graphic novel format you can do that via Kickstarter.

BRZRKR 'BRZRKR' getting a Kickstarter and set for release in graphic novel format starting in 2021

For even more details on the project read the official BOOM! Studios press release below.

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 1, 2020) – As part of a campaign to bring new readers to comics BOOM! Studios today announced that BRZRKR, the blockbuster new series from the iconic Keanu Reeves alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (FolklordsBang!), superstar artist Ron Garney (WolverineCaptain America), colorist Bill Crabtree (BPRD), and letterer Clem Robins (Hellboy), will be offered in complete graphic novel sets through Kickstarter. The full campaign can be found here at Kickstarter.

Fans will have an opportunity to pre-order all three graphic novel collections of the new series in regular, limited edition and ultra-rare, premium formats through October 1 at 12:00 pm PDT. BRZRKR graphic novel collections offered through Kickstarter will begin shipping alongside the book market release of BRZRKR Vol.1 in September 2021, with subsequent volumes shipping at the same time as their book market counterparts (unless otherwise noted for later delivery).

“Many companies use Kickstarter to fund their projects. We are not doing this,” said Ross Richie, CEO & Founder, BOOM! Studios. “We are working with Kickstarter as a distribution platform to expand our reach. It’s our dream here at BOOM! Studios to introduce new readers to the medium of comic books and graphic novels. By combining the reach of Kickstarter with the interest in Keanu Reeves and the action-packed epic that is BRZRKR, we’re excited to introduce so many folks to their very first comic book.”

In this brutally violent new series, the man known only as Berzerker is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity.  But after wandering the world for centuries, Berzerker may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, Berzerker will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it.

“Comics is such a rich, vibrant, versatile medium, and I hope that Keanu Reeves’, Matt Kindt’s, and Ron Garney’s BRZRKR will be the starting point for so many new fans to discover and enjoy them,” said Margot Atwell, Head of Publishing and Comics, Kickstarter. “I’m pleased to work with BOOM! Studios on this exciting project.”

Any comic shop or bookstore retailers interested in carrying the Kickstarter-exclusive BRZRKR graphic novel sets please contact Retail Sales Coordinator, Morgan Perry (mperry@boom-studios.com) for more details.

Print copies of BRZRKR #1, kicking off the single issue series release, will be available exclusively at local comic book shops(use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on the BRZRKR series and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

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