Blair Butler and Kevin Mellon Come Out Swinging With ‘Heart’ #1 [Preview]
Whether the thought of mixed martial arts makes you want to TapouT or you regularly catch fights in every flavor of octagon, G4’s Blair Bulter, Kevin Mellon (Lovestruck artist and occasional CA art contributor) and Crank! aim to deliver a story that’s pure passion in their four-issue series Heart from Image Comics. Dropping today in stores and digitally on comiXology, Heart #1 introduces readers to Oren ‘Rooster’ Redmond, a young man who breaks free from somewhat self-inflicted apathy and isolation by entering the lower rungs of the world of MMA. Over 26 pages, Oren narrates his way around cliche territory to become a sympathetic protagonist. He’s the everyman of Generation Y who just so happens to come of age by beating strangers senseless for a paying audience.
Mixed Martial Arts and comics collide when an office drone named Oren ‘Rooster’ Redmond follows his older brother into the fiercely competitive world of professional MMA. With nothing left to lose, Oren hopes to find his purpose in fighting – but does passion equal proficiency? Does Oren truly have the heart of a champion? Find out in the first chapter of this four-issue series.
Check out the first five pages of Heart #1 below: