Maria Llovet, the writer and artist of the popular comic Heartbeat and other works like Faithless and Sandman Universe Thessaly, will debut at Image Comics with her upcoming erotic thriller, Crave. This dark and sexy mystery combines elements of the movies Eyes Wide Shut and Black Mirror, and is set to launch in November.
The story revolves around CRAVE, a mysterious app that promises to fulfill users’ desires. Students at an elite university download it and use it primarily as a hookup app. David, one of the top students, tries to seduce Alexandra, who he thinks is unattainable. As requests to the app become more and more extreme, chaos ensues on campus. David and his friends must find out what lies behind CRAVE in order to stop the app’s destructive spiral.
“Crave was born by reflecting on how we connect in the modern world; to what extent do we control how much we share, and how much others know about us, especially now that we are in the dawn of AI,” said Llovet.
Crave #1 will be available on Wednesday, November 29. Check out all four covers below.
Crave will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.