DEAN HASPIEL’S STARCROSS RETURNS TO NEW BROOKLYN
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 10, 2019) – Much-anticipated third installment in the New Brooklyn Universe, STARCROSS by celebrated comic creator, Dean Haspiel, is available now at WEBTOON™, announced today. The latest chapter of his critically-acclaimed Ringo Award-winning The Red Hook trilogy and follow-up to War Cry, STARCROSS finds New Brooklyn on the eve of an ice age that will make all life on earth extinct. The only way to save the planet is for The Red Hook to ally with Sun Dog, find and rekindle romance with War Cry, confront the Omni-Gods, and give birth to a new dawn where only love can save the world! STARCROSS will update every Wednesday. Link to the series: STARCROSS.
“STARCROSS is the cosmic conclusion of a romance featuring the life, death and resurrection of War Cry and her lover, former thief/superhero, The Red Hook in New Brooklyn,” said Haspiel. “Metaphorical themes of secession, unrequited love, and global warming make this season a must-read for all fans of the modern antihero. If you ever wanted to know what really makes a man fly and leap tall buildings in a single bound, look no further than STARCROSS.” For more information please visit deanhaspiel.com.
Published last fall by Image Comics, The Red Hook won the 2017 Ringo Award for Best Webcomic and the sequel, War Cry, was a finalist in 2018 for the same award. Both titles are currently available to binge at WEBTOON.
Two-time Eisner nominee, Emmy-winner, and Ringo award winner, Dean Haspiel created Billy Dogma, The Red Hook, and War Cry, illustrated for HBO’s “Bored To Death,” was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and helped pioneer personal webcomics. Dino has written and drawn many comix for Marvel, DC, Image, Archie, IDW, Dark Horse, Heavy Metal, and LINE Webtoon – including The Fox, The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, X-men, Deadpool, Batman, Wonder Woman, Godzilla, Mars Attacks, Creepy, The Walking Dead, SpongeBob SquarePants, as well as critically-acclaimed collaborations with Harvey Pekar (American Splendor, The Quitter), Jonathan Ames (The Alcoholic), Inverna Lockpez (CUBA: My Revolution), Jonathan Lethem (Back on Nervous Street), Stoya (Harakiri Kane, The Last Bar at the End of the World), and the legendary Stan Lee.
WEBTOON™ is the #1 digital comics app, averaging more than 50 million monthly active users, with north of 10 million daily readers – more people read web comics on our platform in one day than watch most television shows. Founded by NAVER Webtoon in 2004, WEBTOON became a cultural phenomenon and pioneered the distribution and consumption of web-based comics. Launched stateside in 2014, WEBTOON has thousands of creator-owned titles with episodes updating daily. WEBTOON features a broad and diverse catalog of content – including fantasy, romance, sci-fi, LGBTQ, and more. The WEBTOON app is free to download on Android and iOS devices. The content is free and downloadable, for reading when offline. WEBTOON is always working to enhance the user experience with technology – including enhanced FX Toons, which allow creators to include music or animation in their WEBTOON to benefit user immersion. WEBTOON boasts partnerships with Legendary, Lucasfilm, POW!, Top Cow/Image, and more. WEBTOON takes the comic experience to the next level by providing readers with daily curated content and giving creators an intuitive platform designed to help them easily publish and publicize their own original comics. WEBTOON creators have been nominated for multiple Eisner Awards, as well as winning a multitude of Ringo Awards – including seven in 2018. WEBTOON is available on iOS, Android, and desktop.