Actress Alyssa Milano has been best known during the past years for her spellcasting role as Phoebe Holloway on “Charmed”. The CW’s popular primetime series ran the exploits of three sibling witches possessing benefactor natures and powers; the show airing from 1998 to 2006 before transitioning to a season series in comic books. The ongoing comics are published by Zenescope Entertainment, where Milano finds her likeness within its pages, and gracing the sixth issues with a solo appearance.
Milano is currently on a new hit series and a producer’s role, playing wife Savannah Davis on “Mistresses” by ABC network. She also has a new comic book, only this time she’s not only off the pages but behind the scenes as the creator incepting the concept, Archaia Entertainment’s press release divulges.
Hacktivist is due for its release through Archaia Entertainment on a digital format come Fall of this year, and will follow up with a hardcover edition upon the Summer of 2014. Archaia became an imprint of comics publisher Boom! Studios this past summer, while also gaining kudos with more than a few Harvey Award nominations from their publications: Sharaz-De: Tales from the Arabian Nights, Cursed Pirate Girl and Cow Boy: A Boy and His Horse.
The Native-New Yorker, who also produces her television show, and owner of the sports fashion line Touch somehow found time to envision the adventure of two social media entreprenuers and philanthropist hackers.
“I’m very involved with in global activism and philanthropy. I like the idea of everyday people doing good,” explained Milano. “My inspiration for Hacktivist is actually Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter and Square. I picture him leaving the office at night and going home, where he locks himself in his room and starts hacking to change the world.”
Ed Hiccox and Nate Graft are the main Hacktivist characters. The action-thriller heats up when government officials close in on their activities, and the two colleagues must choose between friendship, loyalty and their beliefs.
“I felt Hacktivist was a strong story that I really wanted to tell visually,” Milano expressed. “Doing a graphic novel allowed me to dream big and it gave me the freedom to create without boundaries.”
From story creator and developer to comics pros, Milano’s story will be written by the team of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly. Interior artwork will be the renders of Marcus To, with Ian Herring doing the letters and Deron Bennett handling the inks.