Image Comics & Skybound Entertainment have announced Reaver, a brand-new dark fantasy comic book series coming this Summer. Reaver is written by Justin Jordan & illustrated by Rebekah Isaacs, with colors by Alex Guimaraes, lettering by Clayton Cowles, and cover art by Becky Cloonan.
In an exclusive interview with video game website Polygon, Jordan said: “If you like your fantasy grim, dark and bloody, Reaver is the book for you. I’ve been working on this for years, and it’s finally time to see the gory baby that Rebekah and I have created.”
Isaacs added: “Working on this book was like playing the best kind of D&D campaign – the characters are crude, rude, and entirely unpredictable. They are a DM’s worst nightmare! I loved the combo of a Grindhouse feel in a high-fantasy setting. It made this blood-and-gore-lovin’ artist very happy.”
Editor Jon Moisan stated in a blog post: “When Justin came to us with the idea of Reaver, we knew we had no choice but to bring it to you. It’s too wild to keep to ourselves. I stress: You are not ready for what he’s written. And Rebekah has taken the book to the absolute next level. She’s been drawing this book like a woman possessed and frankly, it’s scary how good she is. And the covers! Becky Cloonan has given us six visions of Hell and created portraits for each member of the team that you can’t help but stare at endlessly. Wrap everything up with the colors and Alex Guimaraes and lettering talent of Clayton Cowles and you have one of the most relentless fantasy books ever created.”
Reaver issue #1 will be released Wednesday, July 10th.
The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds that must be stopped at all costs.
To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners – a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son – the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen.