According to Comicbook, the first comic starring Keanu Reeves as a character, BRZRKR #1, has sold more than 600k copies. The figure is important to note since the current scenario is not that favorable for physical comics. And in the modern-day period, witnessing such a phenomenal performance is also a sign of how much fans love actor Reeves.
Whatever the John Wick star does or becomes a part of turns out to be an instant hit no matter what.
Speaking of the new comic BRZRKR from Hollywood A-lister Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt’s co-written with artwork by Ron Garney. Going with the news reports, it will soon become the highest-selling comic book in years. Artist Garney recently shared the big news on Facebook. He wrote:
“Brzrkr #1 has surpassed over 600,000 copies— thank you to everyone for the amazing enthusiasm and support for this project on behalf of myself, Keanu, Matt K, Ross, Eric, Bill, Filip, Stephen, Matt G and all of the stellar people at Boom!”
It means that BRZRKR will become the number one comic of the 2020s, for sure. It will even surpass the record of DC’s Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, thus beating 2015’s Star Wars #1 as well. The latter sold over a million copies upon its release.
Due to the factor of Keanu Reeves, BRZRKR will also become the highest selling Boom! Studios comic since Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York #1. It sold over 421k copies after its debut in 2016.
In the last few years, the fan following of the John Wick and Matrix actor has grown exponentially. Especially after his roles in the now-iconic John Wick film series. He also became a part of video games with his surprise appearance in 2019’s E3 for Cyberpunk 2077. The CD Projekt Red title even created a dedicated character based on him in 2020’s blockbuster game. He’s called Johnny Silverhand while being a playable character as well!
Since its launch in December, most gamers have begun liking this gaming avatar of Keanu Reeves. And it’s only because of the immense craze among his followers. Now a dedicated comic book has sold record copies just due to his involvement! It’s fantastic to witness this current “Keanu mania” that is quite inexplicable.
All in all, he has probably become a right center of attention, whether it’s social media or real life!
Image courtesy of Cyberpunk 2077/YouTube Screenshot
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