Hopeless Savages Returns in August With Break
When the Hopeless Savages Greatest Hits reprint collection came out in 2010, there were plans for it to be the precursor to more stories of the punk rock family. Now, five years later, those plans are finally happening!
Oni Press has announced that Hopeless Savages: Break will come out on August 12. It’s written by series creator Jen Van Meter with art by Meredith McClaren (Hinges) and flashbacks drawn by Christine Norrie, the artist on the original volume. Here’s the book description:
Zero’s in college (and hating it), though a tour with the Dusted Bunnies promises to rejuvenate her spirits — at least, that’s what she’s telling her therapist. But a rival band threatens to end the tour early, and without her family, Zero’s in no position to fight back. Meanwhile, the rest of the Hopeless-Savages are dealing with their own problems, including babies, contracts, and drug addictions. But if there’s one family who can pull it all off, it’s this one.
Writer Van Meter says, “It took a really, really long time to write Break — largely for personal reasons; I was growing up along with the characters, and I felt a disconnect I couldn’t articulate. When James Lucas Jones — doing what a great editor does — suggested I run toward that, I finally found the emotional center for this story; then Meredith McClaren came aboard and brought beautiful storytelling, great instincts about the characters, and a wonderful sense of humor, making everything I wrote a thousand times better. The icing on the cake, for me, was when Christine Norrie was able to make time to do the flashback sequences; she’s been with me, Zero, Twitch, and the rest of the family since the beginning, and I’m thrilled she was able to continue on this strange road trip with us.”
This is the most exciting comic news of the spring for me, since I adore these characters and their loving interactions in exciting stories. I’m really excited to get to read more about them.
Hopeless Savages: Break can be ordered now from your local comic shop with Diamond code APR15 1630.
Update: (8/7/15) Due to “a production delay”, Hopeless Savages: Break is now expected in November, according to the publisher.
This is terrific news, since I loved Ground Zero best of the three previous Hopeless Savages stories. Really looking forward to this!
I just hope Ginger’s still part of the story.