Heavy Metal Entertainment announced a new horror one-shot by Ethan Sacks and Marco Lorenzana called Intrusion. Set for release September 22nd, the 40-page one-shot will fall under Heavy Metal’s Magma Comix Publisher. The new one-shot features a monster known as the Grunch and deal with themes surrounding prejudice and hate.
“Intrusion may be a fictional work of fantasy, but it’s firmly rooted in the real history of the Acadian French who were cast out of Canada by the British on their way to becoming the Cajuns of Louisiana,” Sacks said in press materials sent to AIPT. “So when I found out that there is a local Louisiana legend about a type of creature called the Grunch, the whole idea came together like chocolate and peanut butter.”
So what’s it about?
Set deep in the Louisiana bayou in the late 1760s, INTRUSION tells the story of the Broussard family, Acadians seeking a new life after being cast out of Canada by the British and having lived the last several years in indentured servitude. They arrive in Louisiana desperate for a second chance. Settling on a patch of remote land bordered by a “cursed” swamp, Jacques will do anything to defend his family’s homestead…even if that puts them on a collision course with a creature that dwells in the bayou.
Lorenzana added, “I’m excited to work with Ethan on this book and to help bring these fantastic adventures to life. The challenge of merging an occult world with a specific historical context really sold me on this project.”
Conceived as a one-shot horror comic from creators Ethan Sacks and Marco Lorenzana, the story makes use of the flipbook format in an innovative way to tell the story from two very different perspectives—the human and the monster. The second story starts at the “flipped” back cover and both the first and second stories merge on a double-page spread in the middle.
Ethan Sacks – Writer/Co-Creator
Marco Lorenzana – Artist/Co-Creator
Erick Arciniega – Colorist
Jaime Martinez – Letterer
Daniel Govar – Cover Artist
** Variant Cover by Marco Lorenzana
Denton J. Tipton – Editor & Magma Comix Publisher
Sept. 22, 2021 / One-Shot / 40 pages / $6.99
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