Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen Bring DESCENDER to IMAGE COMICS in 2015

Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Trillium, Animal Man) and Dustin Nguyen (Batman, Little Gotham, American Vampire) team up to bring a brand new monthly science fiction series to Image Comics in March 2015 about one young robot’s struggle to stay alive in a universe where all androids have been outlawed and bounty hunters lurk on every planet.

Ten years ago massive, planet-sized robots called “The Harvesters” materialized without warning and invaded the orbits of all the United Galactic Council’s worlds wiping out entire planets and civilizations before disappearing again. In a fear-fueled response to this machine holocaust, the galaxy blamed millions of robotic companions, whom they suspected of somehow spawning The Harvesters. All robots and androids were immediately outlawed and ruthless bounty hunters called Scrappers were charged with scouring the universe for any surviving robots.

The incredibly life-like artificial boy, TIM-21 may hold the secrets to the origin of The Harvesters deep in his machine DNA—and as a result is the most-wanted robot in the universe. With only his small pet-bot, Bandit and the lumbering mining droid, Driller at his side, TIM-21 goes on the run. Before long the entire galaxy is looking for this rag-tag group of unlikely companions, as they make their way from one exotic planet to the next with new foes advancing on them at every turn.

“I’m incredibly excited to bring DESCENDER to IMAGE COMICS with Dustin Nguyen. Descender is a huge sprawling sci-fi epic, full of mystery and adventure, but at its heart it’s also the story of a little boy looking for a home in a universe that hates and fears him.”

A rip-roaring and heart-felt cosmic odyssey, DESCENDER will pit humanity against machine, and world against world, to create a sprawling space opera from Image Comics this March 2015.

Friday, July 11, 2014


As announced at Comic Book Resources, Jeff Lemire is coming to Valiant for his first written work, co-written with Matt Kindt and illustrated by Paolo Rivera. Entitled “The Valiant,” the book is a four-issue prestige style series that brings together the Eternal Warrior, Bloodshot and the new Geomancer Kay McHenry as they go up against a universe-threatening villain named The Immortal Enemy. Fans of the Eternal Warrior will no doubt remember the Immortal Enemy, a villain who could reincarnate throughout different ages always with the same nefarious plans of domination and destruction, though there was always someone there to defeat him — and that’s where Lemire comes in.
The book will span most the entirety of the Valiant Universe and its history as it stands today, back to the “dawn of the universe, to the very seeds of it centuries ago all the way up to the modern day.” It sounds like a primer of the Valiant Universe mixed in with an epic battle of good and evil, and while it mainly features Bloodshot, Geomancer and the Eternal Warrior, fans should expect many of Valiant’s characters to appear (such as Armstrong, who is on the cover above). Lemire also notes that this will also tie into what Kindt is doing with “Unity,” as the Eternal Warrior is a part of that team so you can expect to see them pop up.
It’s noted that while this is somewhat of an event, it’s not an event in the traditional modern terms — there will be no tie-ins, no ancillary issues, and everything is contained to the four issue series. Lemire also promises that this will be a big status quo challenger in the way that all company-wide events offer shake-ups. However, given the smaller stature and more controlled publishing line at Valiant, you could expect those words to hold a bit more gravitas than your average event-given platitudes.
“The Valiant” begins in December.
THE VALIANT #1 (of 4)
Art & Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

Monday, July 7, 2014

BLACK HAMMER: New Ongoing Series from Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston and Dark Horse Comics!

BLACK HAMMER will be a brand new creator-owned ongoing series from Dark Horse Comics coming late 2014. The book is written by Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth, Trillium, Animal Man) and drawn by the amazing Dean Ormston (Books of Magik). 

BLACK HAMMER follows a group of oddball superheroes who have been "wiped out of continuity" after an earth shaking cataclysmic "event" and wake on a farm in a mysterious small town.

They were the greatest heroes of a lost era, Golden Aged crime buster, ABRAHAM SLAM, interstellar adventurer COL. WEIRD and his robot sidekick TALKY-WALKY, BARBALIEN warlord From Mars, GOLDEN GAIL, America’s super-sweetheart, MADAME DRAGONFLY, mistress of the macabre, and BLACK HAMMER invincible champion of the streets.

They have no idea where they are or how to get back home. All they know is they can't leave the borders of the seemingly idyllic small town.

The book follows the strange cast of characters as they work to assimilate themselves into quiet small town life, living as a bizarre surrogate family on the farm, all the while try to uncover the many mysteries of the farm, where they really are and how to get back home.

 BLACK HAMMER will be a monthly ongoing series launching in MARCH 2015 from Dark Horse Comics! 

All characters and artwork copyright 2014 171 Studios Inc. and Dean Ormston. 

Black Hammer copyright 2014 171 Studios Inc. and Dewan Ormston