Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is pleased to announce the next installment of high-stakes danger in the hacker community with Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1, debuting this July. The team behind the critically acclaimed limited series is back as actress/activist Alyssa Milano and she is joined once again with writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Official Graphic Novel Prelude), and artist Marcus To (New Warriors, Red Robin) for a new limited series that pits hacker against hacker.
BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik spoke about the book by saying:
We're living in a time when the inherent possibilities and dangers of the digital world grow more consequential every day. The first Hacktivist series only scratched the surface of using social media as a catalyst for change, and this new series will dive even deeper into the very grey world of hackers. We're very excited to have the entire team Hacktivist back.
Alyssa Milano added:
I'm so happy to be able to continue to explore these special characters, their partnership, their friendship and their hacktivism. It was great to work with this unbelievable team again and I can't wait for readers to experience this next chapter.
The story continues six months after Tunis. After his best friend Ed Hiccox dies, Nate Graft is trying to pull his life together and is now in charge of VIGIL. However, just when he thinks things are under control Nate comes under attack by a new breed of hacker.
First of all, I had no idea that Alyssa Milano was involved in comics, but that's cool. Nonetheless, this comic seems like a really interesting read. I agree with Filip Sablik about his thoughts on the dangers of the digital world. Our lives have the potential to be hacked at any moment, and this comic puts the spotlight on that concept. Hacktivist Vol. 2 #1 (of 6) arrives in comic shops on July 29th.
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