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Legends of the Pierced Veil: Izuna

Illustrated by Carita Lupattelli
Published by Humanoids, Inc.
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Mythical tales of bloodshed set in a Feudal Japan that runs rampant with spirits both demonic and heroic fighting for the fate of their world, from acclaimed creator Saverio Tenuta.

Since the dawn of time, the Izuna wolves have been entrusted as guardians against Japan's evil spirits without piercing the veil that keeps the spirit world of the Kami and the human world separate. One day, a dark force known as the Noggo appears, spreading infection among the spiritual plane, and the Izuna, sworn to protect this realm, attempt to fight it off. But when an Izuna cub is born in the shape of a young human girl, the divide between the spirit world and the waking world becomes threatened.

About The Author

Saverio Tenuta was born in Rome in 1969 and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts. He began his career as a graphic artist and later attended the International School of Comics in Rome, where he would also teach. In addition to contributing to the magazine Heavy Metal, he worked for DC Comics on JLA: Riddle of the Beast. In 2006, the first of his own series — which he wrote and illustrated — the Japanese medieval adventure The Legend of the Scarlet Blades was released in France by Humanoids. He expanded the Legend world in 2014 with Izuna, which Tenuta wrote while Carita Lupatelli took over the drawing duties. More series within the Legend universe are forthcoming.

About The Illustrator

An alumna of the Rome Academy of Fine Arts, Carita Lupattelli began her career as a comic book artist with Humanoids. Her first book, Izuna: Book 1, co-created and written by Saverio Tenuta, was released by Humanoids in 2015. Izuna: Book 2 was published in the US in 2018, also from Humanoids. Both volumes were nominated for Eisner Awards in the category of Best Painter/Multimedia Artist in 2016 and 2019, respectively.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Humanoids, Inc. (June 13, 2023)
  • Length: 200 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781643379180

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