Ahead of New York Comic Con this weekend, Dark Horse Comics has announced Kill All Immortals by prolific writer Zack Kaplan, artist Fico Ossio, colorist Jordie Bellaire, designer Tom Muller and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou.
The story will feature famed Viking explorer Erik the Red, who discovered the secret of immortality and runs a banking empire in the modern world. His daughter decides to leave the family business, which leads to a savage conflict with the rest of her family.
“Kill All Immortals is my 10th creator-owned series to date and I am so freaking thrilled to return to Dark Horse Comics,” said Kaplan, “a publisher that is a pinnacle for supernatural action comics, from Hellboy to Black Hammer. And I’m stoked to be joined in combat by this team of immortal and cutthroat comic warriors, Fico Ossio, Jordie Bellaire, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Oliver Barrett, Tom Muller and the entire Dark Horse family, all ready to bring this series to life.”
Here’s the description from Dark Horse:
A thousand years ago, Viking explorer Erik the Red and his four adult children discovered a mysterious source of immortality. In our modern world, they are an enigmatic billionaire family with a powerful banking empire. But when Erik’s only daughter, Frey Asvald, seeks freedom from her family’s influence, she must be prepared to reveal their supernatural secrets and confront her well-trained siblings in a deadly and epic struggle for power.
“It’s action-packed, character-driven family drama combined with a supernatural/sci-fi adventure that draws from Viking lore and personas,” Kaplan said. “But we’re taking our immortal Vikings and twisting them, bringing them into the luxurious, modern world of globalist billionaires and generational wealth. In our own world, we’ve come to accept that we live in a time where a very few secret and affluent individuals control and own almost everything, an immortal institution of dominance propelled by violence. What is required to change this never-ending cycle? We’re about to find out because now, one of their own is turning the tables. Frey Asvald is fearless, heartfelt and leaps off the page – if you like action heroines like Erika Slaughter, you will love Frey Asvald! Fico and Jordie absolutely kill it on these pages, and we can’t wait for you all to join us in the world of Kill All Immortals!”
Vincenzo Riccardi and Rafael Albuquerque did the variant covers for the first issue:
Look for the first issue on Feb. 21.