Midsommar-esque '60s drama unfolds in Maria Llovet's Luna

Luna #1
(Image credit: Maria Llovet (Boom! Studios))

Writer/artist Maria Llovet returns this February with an all-new series called Luna - and Newsarama has the first look at what's inside. This Midsommar-esque five-issue series follows a young woman in the '60s becoming involved in a hippie cult that's not all 'peace and love' like you might think.

"In this darkly erotic series, an innocent young woman finds herself drawn to a mysterious commune where the search for immortality collides with the true power of enduring love," reads Boom!'s description of the first issue. 

"When Teresa fatefully crosses paths with the Family of the Sun, she believes them to be exactly what anyone else in the late '60s would expect - a hippie cult whose leader claims to have met the divine. But secret blood rituals, powerful drugs and sex runneth amok will bring Teresa face-to-face with the truth about the Family, herself and the dark secret behind her dreams."

Here's a five page preview:

Maria Llovet is a multi-discipline artist based in Barcelona, Spain. After four years working in the European comic industry, Llovet broke into English-language comics in 2019 by drawing writer Brian Azzarello's Faithless. Llovet followed that up with her own series Loud, along with US editions of her previous European-only OGNs.

Llovet has drawn Luna #1's primary cover, and Jenny Frison has drawn a variant. Here they are:

Luna #1 (of 5) goes on sale February 3.

Luna will be (and all of Llovet's previous are) available digitally the same day as in print. Check out Neewsaramas' list of the best digital comic readers for Android and iOS devices.

Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)