Keanu Reeves is an actor, musician, film producer and, now, comic-book writer. According to USA Today, Reeves has joined forces with award-winning graphic novelist Matt Kindt to produce the “action-packed and hyperviolent” BRZRKR, with illustrations from acclaimed artist Alessandro Vitti, colorist Bill Crabtree, letterer Clem Robins, and conceptual/cover artist Rafael Grampá.
“I have loved comics since I was a young kid and they have been a significant influence on me artistically,” said Reeves. “To have the chance to create BRZRKR and collaborate with legends in the industry like writer Matt Kindt, artist Alessandro Vitti, color artist Bill Crabtree, letterer Clem Robins, and conceptual/cover artist Rafael Grampá – along with the great folks at BOOM! Studios – is a dream come true.” Keanu Reeves Comic-Book Statement
This topic will tell the tale of a hero, known simply as Berzerker, who is said to have “walked a blood-soaked road across the world for decades.” Currently, the Berzerker conducts “dangerous jobs for the U.S. government in return for the truth of its life.”
“Keanu is a creative force like no other and it’s been a once-in-a-lifetime experience collaborating on his first-ever comic book series,” said Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. “The great Matt Kindt, one of my absolute favorite creators, is working hand in glove with Keanu on scripts, the brilliant Alessandro Vitti is illustrating this series in brutally exquisite detail, and the always-phenomenal Rafael Grampá is delivering searing covers. BRZRKR is a visceral, masterly crafted comic book epic.” (Press Release) “The best collaborations have each partner bringing something unique to the table. Wth BRZRKR we mixed a potent cocktail of all the things that we love: the tale of an immortal warrior laced with history, conspiracies, spirituality, and a gigantic helping of bonkers action and violence — all with intense purpose and ultimately a heartbreaking discovery.” said Kindt.