Keanu Reeves to Speak to US Book Show About His Graphic Novel, BRZRKR

Publisher's Weekly is organising their inaugural virtual conference, The US Book Show for librarians and booksellers. Running over three days next week, the $35 ticket will include featured speakers, including Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Warren, and a certain Keanu Reeves. Who has a certain graphic novel to talk about, BRZRKR from Boom Studios. And he will be joined by co-writer Matt Kindt, and artist Ron Garney. His launch issue set records in comic book stores not matched since the initial work by the Image Comics founders at Marvel and Image in the early nineties. And now the first collection is set to do the same in bookstores next year. Maybe. Here's where the promotional blitz will begin.

Keanu Reeves, co-writer Matt Kindt, and artist Ron Garney will be in conversation with Calvin Reid, PW's senior news editor. In his first graphic novel series, Brzrkr, whose first volume was released by Boom! Studios earlier this month, actor Keanu Reeves, co-writer and co-creator Matt Kindt (Folklords, Justice League of America), and artist Ron Garney (Wolverine, Captain America) tell the story of Berzerker, a half-mortal, half-god warrior, who is cursed and compelled to violence. After wandering the world for centuries, he may have found a refuge working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. A Kickstarter preorder campaign last fall for $50,000 quickly blew past that amount and reached $1.4 million. Netflix will adapt the story into a feature film followed by an anime spin-off series. Reeves, co-writer Matt Kindt, and artist Ron Garney will be in conversation with Calvin Reid, PW's senior news editor, on Tuesday, May 25, 4–4:30 p.m. ET.

Keanu Reeves arrives for the John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' L.A. Special Screening on May 15, 2019 in Hollywood, CA. Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com
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BRZRKR Vol. 1 Paperback – October 5, 2021

Keanu Reeves makes his comic book writing debut alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt and acclaimed artist Ron Garney in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior's fight through the ages.

A WAR WITH NO END. The man known only as B. is half-mortal and half-God, cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity. But after wandering the world for centuries, the Berzerker may have finally found a refuge – working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B. will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it. Keanu Reeves makes his comic book writing debut alongside New York Times bestselling co-writer Matt Kindt (Folklords, Grass Kings) and legendary artist Ron Garney (Wolverine) in a brutally violent new series about one immortal warrior's fight through the ages. Collects BRZRKR #1-4.

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