"May is just like us. Betrayed, tired of being lied to and manipulated. She throws off her chemical shackles in a fiery act of defiance. Her journey for justice may discover she’s more powerful than she ever dreamed."
~ Jeff F King (THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY)
“Reburn is an all female team creating thought provoking media for the enlightened reader in 2021. Drenched in action, superpowers and a thirst for the truth, Reburn has everything you want and more in a Saturday Morning read.”
~ Matt Medney (HEAVY METAL MAGAZINE, DARK WING)
“Fierce, fiery, and phenomenal - Reburn is my favorite indie comic of 2021.”
~ Sam Maggs (THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, MARVEL ACTION: CAPTAIN MARVEL)
"An impressive debut! A violent, visceral and emotion fueled spectacle. A story you need to read, right now!”
~ Kaare Andrews (ERRATIC, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN)
“Mysterious, haunting, and visually stunning, “REBURN” is that rare kind of comic that sticks with you long after you put it down. Every page twisted my expectations.”
~ Kevin Burke (Writer/Producer ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, SUPER DINOSAUR, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES)
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, THE HIDEAWAY, 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, THE PLAINS, 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).
Issue #3 “THE CITADEL” follows Skye in the days before his life-changing reunion with May. We learn about his relationship with Hope, meet Reverence and see what makes The Citadel tick. Have you wondered if there’s more to Mercy’s story? There is and Issue #3 will reveal a key part of her background.
Issue #4 “FAMILY” digs deep in what it’s like being a part of May’s family. We learn more about the inner workings of Prism Labs and there are some truly awesome fight scenes, twists and reveals. The end of the first arc answers many of your questions while asking new ones, setting up the second arc.
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.
Colorist/Variant Artist #2 and #4
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.
Variant Artist Issue #3
Hugo Award winning illustrator Abigail Larson specializes in dark fantasy illustration using a unique mix of traditional and digital media. She's worked with Netflix, Disney Publishing, Sideshow Collectibles, SYFY, Universal, Titan Comics, Llewellyn Worldwide, DC/Vertigo, and Dark Horse. Her tarot decks "The Dark Wood Tarot" (Llewellyn) and "The Nightmare Before Christmas Tarot" (Disney/Insight) were released in 2020. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @abigail_larson
PRESS and PODCASTS
#173 Collaborating for the Reburn Comic w/ Alyson and Elise
Creator Interview: Hilary Jenkins (colorist and cover artist for REBURN)
Indie Comics Spotlight: Creator Corner with Alyson Shelton
COMICS IN MOTION
Indie Comic Corner
S.E. and Sara
BITCHES ON COMICS
Sliding Doors with Producer, Director and Comic Book Editor, Jessica Petelle
LIFE IN THE CREDITS
Interview: Reburn Returns To Kickstarter For Issues #3
The Future Burns Bright In REBURN
A PLACE TO HANG YOUR CAPE
Podcast Interview with Alyson Shelton
BEARDED COMIC BRO
Alyson Shelton Heats Up Kickstarter with REBURN
PART TIME FANBOY
#159 How to Create a Comic Book
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