Latour, Brandon, Hinkle, Wilson unleash a ‘Black Cloud’ in April

Jason Latour, Ivan Brandon, Greg Hinkle and Matt Wilson are teaming up for a new comic from Image, Black Cloud, about a girl named Zelda “born in a world of dreams.”

The book was originally announced last year with a fall 2016 release date, but Image confirmed via press release this week that it will now come out in April.

Here’s the description:

Zelda was born in a world of dreams, and hers burned bigger than anyone had ever seen. Now she’s on the run in our world, the dreams broken in her hands. But the pieces are for sale, the rich and the powerful are buying, and suddenly her world isn’t the only place Zelda’s running from.

“I think building this book has taken us all by surprise,” Brandon said in the release. “This team makes my jaw drop, and it’s been a surreal experience watching all of our different tastes and ideas link up to build something that feels like more than the sum of its parts. This is very different from anything we’ve ever done before. It’s invigorating to be part of it.”

Brandon’s the writer of books like Viking, Drifter, Wolverine and Men of War, while his co-writer, Jason Latour, write Spider-Gwen and Loose Ends, and draws Southern Bastards.

“Even though it’s conceived as a pretty unfettered comic book kind of idea, Black Cloud just seems to grow to fit and reflect the life that’s happening around us in real time,” said Latour. “With each passing day, we’re reminded more and more of how the stories we consume and tell ourselves really do define our world. Just like real life, this is a story about fact and fiction fighting for supremacy—only here, one of them has a lightning sword.”

Greg Hinkle of Airboy and The Rattler fame, will work with colorist Matt Wilson (Paper Girls, Wicked + Divine) on art. “I’m thrilled to get to work with so many folks that I’ve looked up to for so long. It’s a learning experience in the best possible way, and I’m really excited to get to share the results,” Hinkle said.

You can check out some preview art below.

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