New Characters & Adventures Await Readers in Canto II: The Hollow Men!

Following the exciting upcoming release of Canto and the Clockwork Fairies one-shot (May 2020), is the highly anticipated second volume of the critically-acclaimed all-ages series, Canto II: The Hollow Men, from writer David M. Booher (Powerless, Alien Bounty Hunter) and artist Drew Zucker (The House).

As the quest continues for the valiant Canto, readers are invited to immerse themselves in all new adventures in this wonderfully heartfelt and whimsical world!

Book 2 of all-ages fan favorite Canto begins! Once, a little tin slave with a clock for a heart broke all the rules—he found love, he was given a name, and he escaped his masters to go on an epic journey to save his love’s heart. He met strange allies and terrifying enemies and, ultimately, though his adventure didn’t turn out as planned, he returned to his people and led them to freedom.

That freedom is in jeopardy when Canto discovers his people’s clocks will stop unless they return to captivity. He and his friends Falco, Rikta, and Veratta embark on a new adventure to save the lives of all their people. Can they lift the curse before their time runs out?

“It’s been a total joy to tell Canto’s story, and we always knew there was so much more adventure ahead for him,” said writer David M. Booher. “In Canto II: The Hollow Men, we meet new characters, see old friends, and send Canto on another exciting and emotional journey to save his people. The readers have made it possible for us to continue on with our little clockwork knight. I can’t thank them enough.”

“It has been exciting to get to continue Canto’s adventures,” said artist Drew Zucker. “David and I couldn’t be more excited to share Canto II: The Hollow Men with everyone! Expanding Canto’s world and his character more has been an amazing experience. We couldn’t be more grateful to all the fans for helping make this possible.”

Canto II: The Hollow Men is slated for release from IDW Publishing July 2020. Retailer Incentive variant covers by Ben Bishop (TMNT) and renowned illustrator George Caltsoudas. Letters by Deron Bennett and colors by Vittorio Astone. For additional press queries, please contact Don’t Hide Publicity Director, Melissa Meszaros.

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