IDW Announces ‘Canto III: Lionhearted’ For July 2021

by Brendan M. Allen

David M. Booher and Drew Zucker’s beloved hero returns once more to capture the hearts of readers. IDW has announced Canto III: Lionhearted, an all-new 6-issue installment of the original comic series hot on the heels of Canto & the City of Giants.

‘The tiny clockwork knight in search of a heart has found his people’s freedom and has saved them from the curse of the Shrouded Man, but is he ready to face his enemy on the battlefield? After making the ultimate sacrifice, Canto bears a weapon that could defeat the Shrouded Man and free all the inhabitants of the Unnamed World. Now, he races to find a hidden settlement of his former slavers to enlist them as allies in the coming war. That is… if the Shrouded Man doesn’t find them first…’

Series writer David M. Booher says

Lionhearted may be my favorite Canto story yet.We explore what it means to have courage in the face of fear. Drew and Vittorio have done career-defining work on art and colors for this new story. Canto fans and new readers alike are going to love where we take our little clockwork hero next.


Artist Drew Zucker adds

As we’ve progressed the story, we’re now finding ways to use the world we have built. This has been one of the most exciting times I’ve had working on Canto yet!  We’re using all the old elements and blending them with the new ones to help tell a story that gets to the heart of what Canto is all about. I can’t wait to share the twists and turns this particular adventure takes with everyone.

Featuring colors by Vittorio Astone, letters by AndWorld Design, and variant covers by Conor Nolan and Jorge Corona, Canto III: Lionhearted #1 is slated for release from IDW Publishing on July 14th, 2021 and is currently available for preorder.

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