June 14, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite and writer Dan Wickline are heating things up this fall, with the release of a breathtaking graphic novel tale of erotic adventure. Readers will fall in love with Karma, from the beautiful cover by superstar Stjepan Šejić all the way to the last page.
Love, lust, and loyalty are put to the test in this brand new 120 plus page Original Graphic Novel. Dan Wickline (Grimm Fairy Tales, The Freeze) pulls inspiration from his own experiences as a professional photographer in his writing for this provocative drama. The creative team includes the lovely lines of artist Carlos Reno, colors by IHQ Studios, and letterer Carlos Mangual.
Meet Alex, a prodigy photographer who usually specializes in product photography for advertising clients. His childhood as a nerd posing his favorite action figures set him on this path, but today he’s a blond hunk who enjoys a good football game with his best friend Eddie.
On the other hand, Karma is a brunette bombshell teetering on the edge of becoming a star. She’s spent years in the cut-throat modeling business, guided by her manager and friend Zack, though he can be a bit controlling at times.
One day Alex is called to fill in for a friend on a shoot, and Karma literally falls into his arms. As the two meet and are swept up into a complicated and turbulent professional relationship and fiery hot romance, readers will be rabid to turn the page. With the help of Alex, Karma ventures into more artsy and risqué territory than her usual fare. They even explore a touch of the Japanese bondage style of shibari.
“I have written everything from superheroes, to horror, and all points in between, but when I was asked if I had an idea for an erotic, romantic story, I knew that I was going to need to pull from a much more personal place,” said writer Dan Wickline. “Karma is a love letter to some of the amazing women I’ve been blessed to know, and I am excited to share this world with the readers, to tell a story from the heart.”
Karma follows in the footsteps of hit erotic graphic novels such as Sunstone, Swing, and an extensive legacy by way of Wally Wood, Frank Thorne, Eros Comix, and more. Fans of Dynamite’s Bettie Page comics, and of course the legend’s real life racy modelling and photography, will enjoy this similar tale.
KARMA is solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2022 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September 2022. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the graphic novel with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!