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Sun Eater Act One

Act One

Book #1 of Sun Eater
Illustrated by Diego Yapur
Published by Heavy Metal Entertainment
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

In 9th century Norway, in the battle to save his son, the warrior Kveldulf makes a deal with the gods and join his body and soul with a monster.

Sun Eater is a nine-issue saga that takes place in ninth century Norway, where a drug-addled warrior sacrifices his leg to the Gods. In return he is fused with a parasitic beast, giving him the power to rescue his son from his sworn enemies—history’s first Norwegian king and his five personal guards. The result is a grim and bloody adventure—a dark metaphor for drug addiction, selfishness, and the children it affects.

“I love fantasy-action and I wanted to create something that would appeal to newer fans of the genre while tackling an elevated story,” said Sprouse. “The characters I wrote are from actual tales and bardic songs, and the story is about the adult, dark, grotesque, and somber world of Sun Eater and its desperate, faulty protagonist. While I have been actively writing Sun Eater for years, the culmination of the content rings especially true for me now, at this stage of my life.”

Kveldulf, a character written for and dedicated to Sprouse’s mother, is a fantastical rendering of what he wished she could’ve been when he was growing up. The Norwegian setting and its mysterious clans and violent sagas are based on stories told to Sprouse by his Scandinavian-American grandparents


Vikings; Norse mythology; fantasy-action; Medieval Fantasy; ninth-century; gods; Dylan Sprouse; Celtic fantasy; Horror; Werewolves; Alt history

Vikings; Norse mythology; fantasy-action; Medieval Fantasy; ninth-century; gods; Dylan Sprouse; Celtic fantasy; Horror; Werewolves; Alt history

About The Authors

Dylan Sprouse is an actor and writer from Los Angeles, CA. After stepping away from acting to pursue higher education, Dylan Sprouse graduated from NYU in 2015 with a clear mission to further explore entertainment mediums as a whole. Now, having returned to Hollywood, Sprouse is exploring his entrepreneurial interests in full. This yet untitled project marks the first endeavor created and written by Sprouse to be released in comic book format. Between acting, writing, producing, and brewing mead, Sprouse is infusing his personal experiences and background into his artistry in an effort to follow his passions to their oft bizarre limits. 

About The Illustrator

Born in the year 1981 in Belen (Catamarca), Argentina, Diego Yapur was already drawing before walking and talking. His need to transfer his incredible imagination to paper and his desire to learn endowed him with the necessary talent. He entered the professional world in the USA, working for Studio 407, Tokyopop, AfterShock (Lollipop Kids), Valiant (Life and Death of Toyo Harada and Bloodshot) and finally Heavy Metal (Sun Eater and The Rise). In Argentina he collaborated with Holograma, Rabdonmantes, UMC, etc.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Heavy Metal Entertainment (August 24, 2021)
  • Length: 104 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781947784284

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