During their Comic-Con@Home panel yesterday, Legendary Comics announced a new graphic novel called Head Wounds: Sparrow, that was developed by childhood friends Oscar Isaac (a.k.a. Poe Dameron from the most recent Star Wars trilogy), Bob Johnson and John Alvey, and will be written by Brian Buccellato and drawn by Christian Ward.
The story originated with Johnson, who had Stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma and used writing as a way to cope with his illness. During the panel, he said he had a dream where he had been shot in the head, but no one could see the wound — so no one could help him. Head Wound is about a cop who has a psychic “head wound” that pulls him into the war between angels and devils.
“Bob Johnson has a mind and a soul like no one else,” Isaac said. “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.”
Here’s the description form their website:
Leo Guidry is a bad person and an even worse cop. When he suffers a psychic head wound, his life on the edge slips into spiritual warfare. In a landscape of angels, devils, and everything in between, can a person utterly devoid of empathy find a way to overcome the forces of darkness that have infiltrated his reality? This is the world of Head Wounds: Sparrow.
The new original supernatural noir graphic novel — from creator Bob Johnson, with story by John Alvey, and developed by actor Oscar Isaac and Jason Spire — is written by New York Times’ best-selling writer Brian Buccellato and features art by Christian Ward.
It’s due out in early 2021.
You can tune in around the 21:37 mark to hear more about the project — or watch the whole thing and learn about Legendary’s other projects, including the upcoming Webtoons title Rob, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Heart Hunter, Lupina, Championess and more.