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ACTION PACKED BEAT'EM UP

King HIT! is a manga collab between Kenneth Wagnon, Vinh-Luan Luu, and Ruby Boiko based on their love of ridiculous shonen tropes. From the bad-ass yankii with a goofy heart of gold to the mischievous, cigarette loving marketable sidekick. It's also a showcase of Kenneth's amazing art. I mean, just look at it.

I KNOW! RIGHT?!

MEET ICHI

Player One of our story is Ichi, a local yankii ruffian with a heart of gold. He is out on a rescue mission to get Mr. Tama, a generous benefactor to Ichi's neighborhood businesses. You see, Ichi works part time at a convenient store to fund his biker life. Though he'll complain about the rough hours and menial tasks, Ichi has grown fond of the store. It has become the literal cornerstone of the neighborhood and Ichi's life. To one side is a family owned moto shop; the other side is a family owned ramen stall. It's all family owned. And no ones messes with Ichi's family.

Ichi's rambunctious fighty attitude is an homage to the great bastards of manga like Great Teacher Onizuka, Bakugou, and Tanaka. The story is a love letter to great, simple beat'em ups like Double Dragon and Fight Fight!.

MEET THE ARTIST

Kenneth J Wagnon is a full-time, independent comic creator from Dallas, Texas. His upcoming graphic novel is the manga-inspired western HEARTS FULL OF SAND, a contemporary take on the genre that trades in horses and cowboy hats for diesel engines and tattoos. In production since 2015, HEARTS FULL OF SAND can be read for free at .

Follow along with the process by checking out @Kennethjwagnon on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.

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