<strong>Legendary Comics’ Presents Oscar Isaac’s New Original Supernatural </strong><strong>Noir Graphic Novel, HEAD WOUNDS: SPARROW Now on Sale</strong>

Legendary Comics’ Presents Oscar Isaac’s New Original Supernatural Noir Graphic Novel, HEAD WOUNDS: SPARROW Now on Sale

Oscar Isaac, Bob Johnson and John Alvey Attend Head Wounds: Sparrow

Launch Event at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City

LOS ANGELES, October 18, 2022 –Legendary Comics’ thrilling new original graphic novel, Head Wounds: Sparrow, from creator Bob Johnson, with a story by John Alvey, and developed by critically acclaimed and award-winning actor, musician, and producer Oscar Isaac (Dune, the Star Wars franchise, Inside Llewyn Davis) for his production company Mad Gene Media, and Jason Spire, is now available in stores and online. 

Isaac, along with creators Johnson and Alvey, celebrated the launch of their comic book at Barnes & Noble Union Square in New York City. They were featured in an exclusive Q&A with writer, and Travel Channel’s podcast co-host of Pop Paranormal, Karama Horne.  

About Head Wounds: Sparrow: (pulled from Comics website)

Tangled up in the battle between Good and Evil, a crooked Louisiana detective with a higher purpose must psychically suffer the wounds of those he’s sworn to protect until he brings their assailants to justice. No one would call Leo a good person – much less a good cop. But when his best friend is shot in front of him, he wakes up with a hole in his head that only he can see and a host of mysterious strangers calling on him for action.

Most people go about their daily lives ignoring or unable to see the divine battle between Good and Evil raging around them, but it has just become very real for Leo. As angels and demons vie for the fate of humanity, he must choose a side or risk seeing everyone and everything he has ever known destroyed as the stakes get higher and higher.

As Leo sees the true faces of the people around him, he must decide – will he do what’s best for him alone or follow a higher purpose?

Head Wounds: Sparrow is written by New York Times best-selling writer Brian Buccellato (Legendary Comics’ POKÉMON: Detective Pikachu and Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger; DC Comics’ Flash and Injustice) and will feature art by Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom; ODY-C; Marvel’s Black Bolt).

Head Wounds: Sparrow assets: XXXXXX 


Original Release: October 18, 2022

Genres: Crime, Mystery

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9781681160900

Now available: AmazonBarnes & NobleComic Shop LocatorIndie Bound

About the creative team:

Head Wounds: Sparrow marks the debut comic book project for Bob Johnson and John Alvey, longtime childhood friends of Isaac, who share his passion for storytelling, music, and comics. 

(Added Oscar’s updated bio)

Oscar Isaac Oscar Isaac is an Award-Winning actor, producer, and musician. Most recently, Isaac was nominated for a 2022 SAG and Emmy award for his role in the HBO and Hagai Levi adaption of Scenes from a Marriage. In 2016, he earned a Golden Globe for his role on the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero and a Critics’ Choice nomination. In 2014, he scored an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of the title character in the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis. Past film and television credits include: A Most Violent Year (2014), Ex Machina (2015), Star Wars sequel trilogy (2015-2019), The Promise (2016), Operation Finale (2018), Triple Frontier (2019), At Eternity’s Gate (2019), The Card Counter (2021), Dune (2021), Moon Knight (2022)In 2017, Isaac headlined The Public Theater’s summer production of Hamlet with Sam Gold at the helm. Isaac appeared in Zoe Kazan’s We Live Here at Manhattan Theatre Club as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Two Gentlemen of Verona, the latter productions for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. It was just announced that in February 2023, Isaac, alongside Rachel Brosnahan, will star in the first major revival of Lorraine Hanberry’s The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, directed by Anne Kauffman at the BAM Harvey Theater. Additional theatre credits include Beauty of the Father (Manhattan Theatre Club), Grace (MCC Theater), When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba (Cherry Lane Theatre), and Spinning into Butter (Hangar Theatre). In 2019, Isaac and his wife, writer, and director Elvira Lind, created their Mad Gene Media production company. The first project under their banner, The Letter Room, was a short film written and directed by Lind and starring Isaac. It was nominated for a 2021 Academy Award.

Jason Spire is the founder of Inspire Entertainment, a talent management and production company with offices in New York and Los Angeles. Before joining the Gersh Agency’s NY office, Spire graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and learned the ropes at CAA (LA) and ICM (NY). While at the Gersh Agency, Jason made a name for himself developing hot young talent and establishing names in film, television, and theatre. Jason now represents Golden Globe-winning actor Oscar Isaac (Show Me a Hero, Dune, Inside Llewyn Davis), Anthony Mackie(Falcon and Winter Soldier, The Banker, Seberg), Lela Loren (“Altered Carbon,” “Power”), Shannon Tarbet (Love Sarah, “Genius,” BeastCollette), among many other up and coming stars of the theatre, film and television worlds. He also spearheads Inspire Entertainment’s production slate with their various clients. This includes the MGM-released Operation Finale, which Jason produced alongside Oscar Isaac. He is currently in post on the Netflix futurist action film Outside the Wire, which he produced with Anthony Mackie. He has several films in various stages of development, including Make a Wish (a Blacklisted comedy script set up at Paramount), Signal Hill (a Johnnie Cochran bio-pic), The Great Machine (a film set up at Legendary based on the Brian K. Vaughn graphic novel), The Garbo Network (a WW2 spy thriller set up at Studio Canal), among many others. For more information, please visit Facebook.com/InspireEntertainment.

Brian Buccellato is a New York Times best-selling writer best known for his work on Flash and Injustice for DC Comics. Brian started in comics as a colorist for the Marvel/DC crossover Punisher/Batman. He went on to color for all the major publishers, including work on The Uncanny X-Men, Superman, and The Flash. Buccellato started his comic writing career at Top Cow with The Darkness before teaming with Francis Manapul to co-write The Flash and Detective Comics at DC. He is the creator of Foster, Sons of the Devil, and co-creator of Cannibal for Image Comics. His most recent work includes Lowlifes from IDW and Lost in Space: Countdown to Danger for Legendary. 

Christian Ward is a comic book artist and writer. His books include the Eisner Award-nominated Invisible Kingdom with G Willow Wilson, the cosmic space opera ODY-C, which he co-created with Matt Fraction, and the Eisner Award-winning Marvel comic Black Bolt with Saladin Ahmed. In 2020, he also published his debut comic book as a writer: Machine Gun Wizards, with the artist Sami Kivelä. He currently lives in Shrewsbury, the UK, with his wife Catherine, two young daughters, and a pug named Thor.

About Mad Gene Media: (Pulled from their website)

A New York-based multimedia production company started by actor and producer Oscar Isaac and writer and director Elvira Lind. Mad Gene Media focuses on brave, powerful, and diverse storytelling on many different platforms and currently creating content that includes podcasts, graphic novels, documentary films, live performance, shorts, and features.

About Legendary Comics: (added updated boiler from Trick’ r Treat Release)

Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking new talent, and working with the best. The brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalog of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson), and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit web series, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of its parent company Legendary Entertainment’s cinematic universes by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: AftershockPacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. 

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