Almost two years have passed since Head Wounds: Sparrow was announced, a graphic novel presented by Moon Knight and Star Wars star Oscar Isaac. Today, Legendary Comics, in collaboration with Rocketship Entertainment, announced a Kickstarter initiative for the supernatural noir project.
Head Wounds: Sparrow comes from creator Robert Johnson with a story by John Alvey and Johnson. The graphic novel is developed by Isaac and Jason Spire, and it’s written by New York Times best-selling writer Brian Buccellato with art by Eisner winner Christian Ward.
“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 own 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 for 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?”
The Kickstarter has an array of tiers that offer limited editions of the graphic novel and various exclusive items. The book trade edition of Head Wounds: Sparrow is set for release on August 9.
A motion graphic trailer for the project has been revealed as well. Narrated by Isaac, the trailer gives fans a peek into the gritty world of Head Wounds: Sparrow and Leo Guidry, the psychically damaged cop with empathy issues battling both demons and angels.
Speaking about the project, Isaac said, “I think there is something about this particular medium that allows such incredible world building and allows you to really express and juxtapose ideas that you can’t in other mediums. Marrying my love of comics with this specific form of storytelling, I am excited to bring Head Wounds: Sparrow to fans.”