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FIRST LOOK: Dark Horse’s original graphic novel from Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren: Heart in a Box

September 11th, 2015 by Marc Comments


The debut original graphic novel from rising stars Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms, Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps) and Meredith McClaren (Hinges), Heart in a Box explores what happens if you could actually wish away a broken heart, and the lengths one might go to in order to reassemble it.

Thought-provoking, masterfully illustrated, and genre-shattering, Heart in a Box proves that a broken heart isn’t the end of the world—it’s just the beginning of the journey.

Heart in a Box
Kelly Thompson (W), Meredith McClaren (A/Cover)
On sale September 16


“Fresh, daring, and intensely (yes) heartfelt, Heart in a Box announces the arrival of some serious new talents.”—Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire)

“McClaren’s beautiful artwork combined with Thompson’s subtle writing breaks open a story of charged emotion and humanity.”—Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl)

“As a huge fan of both Thompson and McClaren, I thought I knew what to expect from Heart in a Box, but I underestimated the magic of their combined strengths. This story sparkles, yearns and crackles, strains against its own seams–beautiful to look at and crushingly poignant.”—Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages, The Death-Defying Doctor Mirage)

“Heart in a Box demands to be devoured. Kelly Thompson and Meredith McClaren deliver a knockout of a page turner–the kind of rousing yet sensitive read that tickles and twists the gut. A master class in visual storytelling I can’t wait to revisit.”—Brendan Fletcher (Batgirl, Gotham Academy)

“A beautiful and original roller coaster about loss that I adored every second of.”—Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men)

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….