2000 AD have released details of a special collection of the original boy wizard – Luke Kirby!
CREATIVE TEAM: Alan McKenzie (w) John Ridgway, Graham Higgins, Steve Parkhouse, Nick Abadzis (a) Tim Perkins, Gina Hart (c) Steve Parkhouse, Annie Parkhouse, Steve Potter, Gary Gilbert, Ellie De Ville (l)
REGIONS: UK print and worldwide digital
RELEASE DATE: 4 May 2017
PAPERBACK – 288 PAGES
PRICE: £19.99 (UK) $28.99 (US)
Trumping Harry Potter to the ‘young boy wizard’ trope by a number of years The Journal of Luke Kirbyis the story of a young British boy who becomes a powerful wizard. Cider With Rosie meets Harry Potter via John Wyndham and Alan Garner, The Journal of Luke Kirby is a coming-of-age story about power, magic, and family, set in an enchanted rural England. Sent to stay with his Uncle Elias in the countryside in 1962, Luke discovers he has the potential to be the greatest alchemist of all – but at what price? Never reprinted before, this is a lost gem from the second wave of 2000 AD; the idyllic setting undercut by the new world of magical danger Luke discovers hiding under the surface in a coming-of-age tale that deals with burgeoning maturity, fear, loss, grief, and the ending of innocence.
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