Michael Easton is a Soul Stealer

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Might One Life to Live be losing its male star in the near future?

After all, Michael Easton is about to come out with his first graphic novel. On June 27,, the man that plays John McBain will officially launch a new career when he appears at the Wizard World fan convention in Chicago with Soul Stealer.

As TV Guide reports, the comic won't hit bookstores until July 1, but early copies are circulating in Hollywood -and Easton has already had meetings with producers eager to put Soul Stealer in theaters.

Michael Easton is a Soul Stealer

"I've been thinking strongly about moving to the other side of the business," Easton said. "It's getting to the point where, as a grown man, I'm finding it strange to put on a costume and makeup every day."

Overall, Soul Stealer is far from an ordinary comic book. The lavish 148-page epic (about a 3,000-year-old, love-tortured superhero who has the power to bring back souls from heaven or hell) has artwork by comics giant Christopher Shy (Pathfinder) and an introduction by hot horror author Peter Straub (The Talisman).

Is he nervous about entering this weird new world?

"Comics fans are just like soap fans - very loyal but easy to alienate if they don't find you honest and genuine," Easton said. "Soul Stealer is pretty dark. I hope people like it, and that they don't go, 'Wow, that writer's really twisted and messed up.'"

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