Comics: Image’s SOVEREIGN Reigns Supreme In March 2014 With Gods, Demons, And Magic

25_tile_img_fullIn a world where gods, demons, and magic have slipped into myth, SOVEREIGN tells the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords while civil wars threaten the delicate balance between colliding cultures. However, out of the ashes of history rises a new threat and the promise that magic has not yet faded into mere memory.

Chris Roberson (Edison Rex, iZombie) joins artist Paul Maybury (POPGUN, Catalyst Comix) to bring to life a multi-layered series featuring Tolkien-esque story of war, magic, and the humanity that co-exists in both in SOVEREIGN #1.

SOVEREIGN is a much different take on the classic high fantasy genre. “So many of the fantasy stories I encountered growing up were set in worlds that were largely modeled on medieval Europe, in one way or another. Lots of white folks in feudal societies, castles and kings, that kind of thing. And I love a lot of those, but I thought it would be more interesting for me personally to look to other cultures for inspiration,” said Roberson. “Sovereign is set in a world in which there are a number of cultures in the mix, and all kinds of ethnicities and types, and the drama comes as much from the cultural interactions as it does from the monsters invading from another dimension.”

Roberson explained that part of the magic behind creating a powerful fantasy series is finding the right team. “Paul’s was the first name that occurred to me when I started thinking about what artist would be a good fit for the story, and the work that he’s done on the book so far suggests that I was right on the money,” said Roberson. “It looks amazing, and isn’t quite like anything else out there.”

SOVEREIGN #1 arrives in stores on 3/19 and is available for $2.99.

 

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Christopher Gibson

Chris can be found only at night, playing vast hours of XBox 360, reading uniquely disturbing novels, and scouring Netflix for late sixties horror flicks. He has 69,000 Gamerscore and counting. Supposedly at the age of three, he beat Super Mario Bros. on NES, though possesses no recollection of this. Writing novels since the age of fourteen, he hopes to one day publish them. On Friday nights, he is seen at the local indie film theater, then the pubs next door shortly after, for thorough critique among friends. Follow him on Twitter @Literaryman420

 

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