Keanu Reeves ‘BRZRKR’ has become the highest-selling comic book in 30 years

Keanu Reeves, actor, author, and entrepreneurial spirit, is not one to rest idly on his laurels, the John Wick star, has recently collaborated with a stellar team to being to life his story BRZRKR.

Created and written by Keanu Reeves, co-authored by Matt Kindt, and drawn by Ron Garney, BRZRKR was the highest-selling comic book launch in 30 years, with Boom! Studios releasing volume two less than two weeks ago.

The comic follows an immortal 80,000-year warrior, Berzerker, as he fights his way through the ages. Wandering the world for centuries, half-mortal and half-God, he is cursed and compelled to violence…even at the sacrifice of his sanity. 

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Credit: Boom!Studios

Berzerker finds refuge in working for the U.S. government to fight the battles too violent and too dangerous for anyone else. In exchange, B. will be granted the one thing he desires – the truth about his endless blood-soaked existence…and how to end it. 

Reeves collaborated with illustrator Ron Garney, best known for his work on JLA, The Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Daredevil and Captain America. Fans take note: all of the drawings are hand drawn on paper, not via computer. Nice!

Reeves appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s show recently to chat about the graphic novel and shared that he has always loved to tell stories. Adding that he had always read comic books as a kid, in particular the classics: Archie, Superman, Batman, and Spiderman at 12-14 years of age, but switched to Frank Miller’s more mature works, like The Wolverine later on.

When asked which superhero character his ten-year-old self would have liked to play, he pondered for a hot second and said Hell Rider. Yep, seems about right, given his penchant for motorbikes.

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Credit: Boom!Studios

The immortal warrior bears a striking resemblance to the John Wick star, which prompted the natural question from Kimmel, was it intentional? Seems it was, with Reeves giving us an insight into the potential future of the comic, a movie deal may not be far behind. 

Check out BRZRKR here.