Comixology Originals has announced Grammaton Punch, a new five-issue miniseries by writer Miles Gunter, artist Briane Andan, colorist Lee Loughridge, and letterer Taylor Esposito, which will debut on the platform on March 14.
Gunter, whose credits include BPRD, Terminator and Weird War Tales, said the new title is a twist on the “classic ghost story,” mixed with his love for video games. It’s about a teenager who can see and fight the ghosts that prey on his classmates.
“In Grammaton Punch, Van Nguyen was born during a solar eclipse and while that might sound cool, it’s not,” Gunter said. “That’s because eclipse babies are born with something extra and, for Van Nguyen, that means he can see ghosts.”
And he doesn’t just see them — he also punches them.
Here’s how Comixology describes the series: :
When Van starts his freshman year, he is shocked to discover his high school is ruled by a gang of ghosts feeding off his classmates’ energy. The gang’s leader is Zags, a powerful feeder who got the best of Van in the past and is now eager for round two. What’s worse, Van’s mom doesn’t believe that there are ghosts. In order to survive, Van will need to level up.
“Van’s abilities to see and fend off the spirits feeding off the living cause him to keep other people at arm’s length as he believes relationships are a weakness spirits can exploit,” Gunter added. “Sometimes we can get locked into patterns of behavior that feel safe but keep us closed off from the possibilities of life. Grammaton Punch is about the consequences, both good and bad, that come about when the world gives you the opportunity to do things differently.”
Not only does this sound like my kind of jam, but I was really intrigued by the title. “Grammaton” not only sounds cool, but it comes from “tetra grammaton,” which means “The four-letter name of God, in Judeo Christian lore.” You can read more about it here, but the title suggests that Van Nguyen has a higher purpose. Although protecting his classmates from a gang of ghosts is a pretty good calling in itself.
Here’s a look at some of the interior pages:
Look for it on Comixology next Tuesday.