Alright, before we start in with the snide comments and negative thoughts, let’s give actress Jennifer Love Hewitt credit for doing something unexpected and, frankly, outside of the box. It seems that the Ghost Whisperer star has created her own comic series and IDW Publishing are ready to make it a reality.
Hewitt’s ten-issue anthology series, titled The Music Box, details a mysterious music box that causes strange occurrences for the people who possess it. “Love has created a really interesting premise for a comic book series,” said IDW Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Chris Ryall. “Each story tells a standalone tale and they are all linked together by this mysterious music box.”
The ten issues will be penned by comic writer Scott Lobdell, but the artwork will vary from issues to issue. The first issue, debuting in November, will showcase painted art by Michael Gaydos (Alias). Subsequent issues will feature other talented artists, such as Casey Maloney (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra), Adam Archer (Friday the 13th), as well as a special team-up by industry living legends George Tuska and Joe Rubenstein.
“The chance to create my very own comic, and a horror/thriller at that, is like a very fun nightmare come true,” said Hewitt. “I’ve always been fascinated by the notion that an inanimate object can hold as much malevolent energy as a human being can. And when they two meet, or are at cross purposes, very bad things can happen. I’m so proud of The Music Box and can’t wait for people to read it… with the lights on, of course!”
You can look for the first issue to hit stores this November.
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