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Atlanta Native Hopes To Create Enduring Character, Universe In Debut Graphic Novel

Atlanta native Jay Longino spoke with Lois Reitzes about his graphic novel "Son of Shaolin."
Credit Courtesy of Shreve Williams Public Relations

This week, we saw our first trailer for ” The Avengers: Infinity War” — the 18th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Of course, this ever-expanding Universe started with comics.

Now, other movie studios are looking toward the world of graphic novels for new stories with diverse characters. That’s what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson saw in an excerpt from “Son of Shaolin,” a newly published graphic novel by Atlanta native Jay Longino.

Longino lives in L.A. and is currently working on a big-screen adaptation of “Son of Shaolin,” produced by the “Rock.”

“City Lights” host Lois Reitzes spoke with Longino about his debut graphic novel, his plans for further novels and movies and Aisha Tyler’s poignant foreword to “Son of Shaolin.”

“Son of Shaolin” is illustrated by Caanan White and is out now from Image Comics.