Szymon Kudrański has big plans for his new series, Something Epic, which will kick off in May — plans so big you might call them as epic.
The Spawn and Punisher artist will pull inspiration from the many comics projects he’s worked on over the years for this new ongoing series, which he will write and draw.
“Over the years I’ve had the privilege to drawn many different characters—from the dark Spawn to the righteous Superman, through to self-justified antiheroes like Punisher, and horror legends in A Town Called Terror,” said Kudrański. “At some point, I wanted to create an epic plot where all the characters from these different genres and art forms shared a common story. The only logical ground to unite all these worlds and art forms was their source… imagination.”
The series will feature individuals called Epics who have the unique gift to interact with the worlds of imagination — focusing on one named Danny:
Outside our perception, creative thought takes physical form, with only a handful of individuals known as Epics able to interact with this wondrous hidden world. But for fourteen-year-old Danny Dillon, accepting these responsibilities himself won’t be easy—or safe. Lose yourself in a world of endless fantasy and creativity, where superheroes, monsters, magical creatures, and cartoon characters live and breathe alongside us.
Here’s a look at some of the interior pages, which look phenomenal:
And the first issue will have a variety of variant covers available — three of which were drawn by Kudrański, and an additional one he did with Tony S. Daniel:
“What would imagination be without us and our creativity? Would Spider-Man exist without Stan Lee and Steve Ditko? Kamandi without Jack Kirby? Spawn without Todd McFarlane? Sin City without Frank Miller? The main characters of my story are individuals called Epics—not just creative people, but those who have the unique gift to interact with the worlds of imagination,” he said. “Something Epic is a cross-genre adventure series about a young Epic who struggles to accept his gift. If anyone has followed my art in Marvel, DC, or Image… I’m sure they will find something for themselves in this Epic universe.”
Watch the trailer below:
The first issue arrives in stores May 10.