Prior to arriving in stores this fall, Dark Horse original graphic novel “Heart In A Box” will first come to life in the form of a serialized chapters available digitally. The story, which follows heartbroken protagonist Emma’s journey to reclaim her heart piece by piece after a possibly evil and mysterious stranger claims it, comes from writer — and CBR contributor — Kelly Thompson (“Jem and the Holograms,” “Storykiller”) and artist Meredith McClaren (“Hinges,” “Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles”).
Dark Horse’s press release called the new release format a “special advance look,” explaining that the first two chapters are available now with the remaining five slated to be released on a weekly basis. Chapter one of “Heart in a Box” is free on Dark Horse Digital; chapter two, as well as subsequent chapters, are priced at $0.99.
“We couldn’t wait to share Heart in a Box with readers, so we’re very excited to get it out early through our digital platform,” said Dark Horse editor Brendan Wright in the release. “Kelly and Meredith have created something truly special, and after fans read it digitally, they’re definitely going to want to have a copy for their shelf.”
The “Heart In A Box” OGN hits stores on September 29.
Official press release
Get Ready To Open Up A Digital ‘Heart In A Box’
Before fully opening Kelly Thompson and Meredith MacLaren’s Heart in a Box in September, become one of the first to get a FREE glimpse at the duo’s original graphic novel via Dark Horse Digital.
As a special advance look, Dark Horse will serialize Heart in a Box in seven chapters over the next six weeks, with the first two chapters available now on Dark Horse Digital. The first chapter is FREE for all users, and all subsequent chapters will be priced at an affordable $0.99.
In a moment of post-heartbreak weakness, Emma wishes her heart away, and a mysterious stranger-who may or may not be totally evil-obliges. But emptiness is even worse than grief, and when Emma learns that her heart can be regained piece by piece, she takes the strange bargain. But will the cost of her heart be her soul?
A fresh, funny, and action-packed take on heartbreak, Heart in a Box is Thompson and McClaren’s first graphic novel collaboration and comes hot on the heels of Thompson’s novels, The Girl Who Would Be King and Storykiller; as well as her critically acclaimed work on Jem and the Holograms.
“We couldn’t wait to share Heart in a Box with readers, so we’re very excited to get it out early through our digital platform,” said Dark Horse editor Brendan Wright. “Kelly and Meredith have created something truly special, and after fans read it digitally, they’re definitely going to want to have a copy for their shelf.”
Heart in a Box chapter one and chapter two are available now on Dark Horse Digital.
Heart in a Box
Kelly Thompson (W), Meredith MacLaren (A/Cover)
On sale September 29
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