"Reburn is the first comic to truly make me want to delve into the graphic novel world. A story that can only have been crafted by this powerhouse female team. While May is breaking out of the uniformity of life ... this female Reburn team is breaking barriers ... and I’m so here for it!"
~ Laura Vandervoort (SMALLVILLE, BITTEN)
"A bright-hot ember of a story, to set fire to the comic world! Reburn is an apt title. I can’t wait to hold it in my hands.”
~ Kaare Andrews (ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, IRON FIST)
"I’m already so drawn in by the world of Reburn, I can’t wait to see what happens next. Who better to create a world filled with complex, powerful women than a group of complex, powerful women?“
~ Anjali Bhimani (OVERWATCH, APEX LEGENDS)
"The world building and stunning visuals of REBURN make for an immersive experience for the reader. Count me in!"
~ Brad Turner (Emmy Award-Winning Director and Producer of 24, DAREDEVIL, V-WARS)
In the future, Catastrophic floods hit our planet which leave behind massive destruction and a woman they name, May. Super-powered and ready to fight, she joins forces with a woman who calls herself Hope. Hope longs to create a place where differences no longer exist, where all people band together to become one, The Unity.
Our story picks up years later. After fighting to help establish The Unity, people aren’t certain if May is dead or alive. Hope is well-established as the “servant and leader.” What was once a glorious ideal now controls all in the pursuit of power. Prism Industries and its CEO, Grey, provide Hope with the “protocols" -- a tranquilizer drug -- as well as a young army of soldiers bred from May’s super-powered DNA and any other tech necessary to keep the majority of its citizens peaceful and uncurious.
Issue #1 sets off a series of events that gives the followers of the folk hero known as “Our Lady May” hope that the oppressive Unity can finally be destroyed.
REBURN Issue #2 follows our heroine, MAY, as she steps forward to reclaim her life, find her daughters and begin to understand the scope of her legacy and powers. After being liberated by the Resistance, by Skye, Mercy and Forest, they take off on horseback to The Plains and into the lives of a whole new cast of allies, including the first appearance of POPPY, a character inspired by actress and filmmaker, Laura Vandervoort (THE HANDMAIDS TALE, BITTEN).
Alyson Shelton wrote and directed the award winning feature, Eve of Understanding. She wrote and created the comic, Reburn, and is now at work on Issue #2 with artist Elise McCall. Her original screenplay, The Night We Met, was just selected for the 2nd round of the 2021 Sundance Creative Producing Lab. Additionally, her essays have appeared on MsMagazine.com, Hobart Pulp, Survivor Lit, Little Old Lady (LOL) Comedy Blog, and others. She lives in Los Angeles with her family where she juggles Zoom calls, reads, and swims in the ocean. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @byalysonshelton.
Elise McCall has illustrated for Dark Horse Comics (SPY ISLAND) and Image Comics (MAN-EATERS). She's done odd jobs for Fredrik Knudsen of the Down the Rabbit Hole Youtube series. She has shown traditional art in several Portland, OR galleries. Elise is a Helioscope mentee and earned her BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2017. Follow her on Twitter @furelisemccall and Instagram@elise.mccall.
INTRODUCING... Hilary Jenkins brings her love of painting to coloring comics, using gouache, watercolor, and acrylic to add a signature painterly quality to the inked lines. She was raised on a remote island with a population of twenty that included the artist David Barker. There, under his mentorship, she formed an unshakable sense of wonder for the world that shines through every piece she creates. Hilary’s credits include: the award-winning title Grass Kings (BOOM!), Black Badge (BOOM!), Tartarus (IMAGE), King of Nowhere (BOOM!), Fear Case (DARK HORSE) and At the End of Your Tether (LION FORGE). Follow her on Twitter @Hilzjenkins and Instagram @hilary.jenkins.art.
Jessica Petelle is a Director and a Producer of film, television and digital content. Most recently, Jessica was an EP and Director of the 2nd Unit/Action Unit on the action film, Trigger Point, starring Barry Pepper and Colm Feore. Next up, she will direct two episodes and serve as an EP on SAFEHAVEN, a supernatural horror series for Crackle PLUS. Follow her on Twitter @PetelleJessica and Instagram @jessicatography.
Joamette Gil is an award-winning editor, cartoonist, and letterer extraordinaire. Her letters grace the pages of such titles as Archival Quality (Oni Press) by Ivy Noelle Weir and Steenz, and Mooncakes (Lion Forge) by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu. She's best known for her groundbreaking imprint P&M Press, home to POWER & MAGIC: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology and HEARTWOOD: Non-binary Tales of Sylvan Fantasy. Follow her on Twitter @JoametteGil and Instagram @joamette.
Associate Editor/Kickstarter Support
Moriah Atlas graduated from Indiana University ('19) with a BS in Business Marketing and a minor in Cinema Studies and Production. After moving to LA, Moriah worked at Bad Art Films as an assistant to Emmy-Award Winning Director Brad Turner and Producer/Director Jessica Petelle. She is now the assistant at Epicenter, a boutique literary management company, but is excited to continue working with the REBURN team. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @moriahatlas.
Ruth Ilano is a graduate from the Savannah College of Art and Design and participated in the Helioscope Mentorship Program. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ruth_ilano.
Variant Artist (Issue #1 and Issue #2)
FEATURING... Molly Mendoza is an illustrator currently living in Portland, Oregon. Her work focuses on emotional connection, feeling through color, and navigating tone through the rhythm of her brush work. She also makes comics and zines; often self published but has had the opportunity of being published through Nobrow Press, Power & Magic Press, and Shortbox Comics. When she is not working on 9x11 paper she is often working on a wall; tackling mural season around Portland and painting with big, emotional strokes. Molly really likes anime, her cat Doodle, and eggs. Follow her on Twitter@thisismollym and Instagram @msmollym.
Symmetra Fan Art Artist
FEATURING... Vivian Truong is a comic artist who has created artwork for Riot Games, miHoYo, Rebellion, and more. Her work includes the Punches and Plants webcomic series for the popular MOBA game League of Legends and the graphic novel City of Dragons coming in fall 2021. She also freelances as a storyboard artist for game studios, a digital production studio, and a children’s book publisher. She currently lives in London. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @superrisu.
Meet the Creators of Indie Comic: Reburn
COMICS BY PERCH
REBURN Issue #1 Audio Commentary with Alyson Shelton and Jessica Petelle
REBURN conversation with Laura Vandervoort, Alyson Shelton and Jessica Petelle
Episode 50: It Was "Spiderman: No Way Home" All Along + Reburn Interview
ROGUE WAV PODCAST
Interview with Alyson Shelton of Reburn
FTO NERD TALK PODCAST
Captain Kirk's Weekly Comic Review
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