The new ongoing fantasy series from Image Comics pulls inspiration from Southeast Asian mythology.
Writer/artist Jonathan Luna of Alex + Ada fame will team with co-writer Crystal Wood on Quest, a new ongoing fantasy series coming from Image Comics in August.
The story puts a twist on the classic “save the princess” story; in Quest, Princess Anya must save her new husband after he’s kidnapped by three demons.
“One of my childhood movies is Clash of the Titans (1981), and for such a long time, I’ve wanted to create a story that was inspired by it. I don’t want to ruin how exactly, but, in Quest, Anya goes on an arduous journey into a deadly land of demons to save Devyan,” said Luna. “And making this fantasy world inspired by the mythologies, landscapes and architectures of Southeast Asia is what solidified my moving forward with this concept. It was the final main ingredient to the recipe that’s been marinating in my brain for decades. I’m super happy to have found Crystal to create this horror-filled, yet beautifully romantic epic with. I hope that Quest will be a series that readers will enjoy and love!”
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The dark fantasy, non-digital one-shot finds Luna ‘drawing on paper again.’
Image Comics has revealed that they’ll publish The Sword creator Jonathan Luna’s next project, The Knight and the Lady of Play, in November.
The one-shot follows a knight returning home after fighting a war against demons — but his trip is cut short when he encounters a mysterious woman.
“I’m excited, not only to release my first work of dark fantasy, but also to create it, drawing on paper again. These are my first non-digital comic-book drawings since The Sword,” said Luna. “Also, I will be using just graphite—not ink. Of all my books, this will look the most different.”
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Image will publish the crowdfunded comic in June.
Jonathan Luna’s latest one-shot, a tribute to 1990s Image Comics, has found a publisher — Image Comics.
Luna ran a Kickstarter campaign for The Phalanx last fall, raising more than $8,000 in the process. He described it as “my homage to 90s comics and the founding series of Image Comics,” calling out WildCATS, Youngblood and other titles that helped launch the publisher. And you can see even from the comic’s logo what he was going for.
“This era was a magical and formative time for me,” he said on the Kickstarter campaign page. “For many years, I’ve wanted to show my love, and I finally figured out how–this one-shot comic, The Phalanx. I want it to ooze ’90s comics’ in story, art and format, yet still contain my style and sensibilities. There will be tons of references, and I challenge you to find them!”
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Elliott Kalan and Andrea Mutti bring back the unstoppable killing machine in ‘Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning.’
Elliott Kalan and Andrea Mutti’s Maniac Harry tore through a New York subway train in the pages of his first miniseries, and now he’s back to wreck havoc on the Bronx.
The seemingly unkillable slasher-killer inspired by Friday the 13th‘s Jason will return in Maniac of New York: The Bronx is Burning in December, where Kalan and Mutti team up with letterer Taylor Esposito to tell the next chapter in their story. While the first arc introduced the killer and the mayor’s aide who fought to bring him down, this one will show more of the impact he’s had on New York as a whole.
“The new arc, ‘The Bronx Is Burning,’ will give us more glimpses of how Maniac Harry has really insinuated himself into the fabric of New York life: copycat criminals, school Maniac drills, rap lyrics …” Kalan said. “We’ll also be following the Maniac into parts of the city we haven’t seen before, culminating in a huge scene at a public event that I’ve been wanting to include ever since the first series and which I can’t wait to see Andrea draw.”
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New fantasy comic from the team behind ‘Alex + Ada’ invades your world in May.
Jonathan Luna and Sarah Vaughn, who turned a lot of heads with their science fiction series Alex + Ada, are reuniting for a new ongoing fantasy series called Eternal Empire.
“I am passionate about fantasy,” Vaughn said in a press release. “It feeds my soul, and it’s what I reach for when I need comfort and restoration. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be working with Jonathan again on this book, and to dive into Eternal Empire’s world and its characters.”
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