Valiant has announced the return of Britannia this July, in a new series from the creative team of Peter Milligan and Robert Gill, hitting stores in July. Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome will have covers by Cary Nord, Brian Thies, and David Mack.
In the book, the Romans' lead singer is forced to apologize after making disparaging comments about the victims of a school shoo– wait, sorry, we've actually confused the Lost Eagles of Rome with the Eagles of Death Metal, a common mistake. Here's what Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome is actually about:
The Roman standard – the eagle borne at the front of each Roman legion – was more than just a symbol of the soldiers that carried it… It was a symbol of Rome itself, the ultimate embodiment of the empire's power…
But now, in the mist-shrouded Germanic forest of Tottenwald, the unthinkable has happened: A rampaging barbarian horde has crushed three of Rome's most highly skilled detachments in battle… and captured their mighty Roman eagles.
His authority threatened by this all-too-public shame, the mad emperor Nero has dispatched Antonius Axia, the empire's finest "detectioner" and hero of Britannia, and Achillia, the sword-wielding champion of the gladiatorial arena, to reclaim his stolen relics at any cost.
But what began as a simple mission will soon become a terrifying journey into the dark heart of belief itself as the isolated woodlands of Rome's enemies reveal unseen dimensions…and the true power of the legion's lost eagles threatens to consume any who would pursue them…
On July 25th, prepare yourselves for a perilous journey into the barbarian age for an all-new, self-contained entry point into Valiant's most intrepid series, as master storytellers Peter Milligan and Robert Gill dive deep into BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME – featuring covers from Cary Nord (Conan the Barbarian), Brian Thies (Star Wars: Legacy), and David Mack (Kabuki)!
BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by BRIAN THIES
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale JULY 25th (FOC – 7/2/18)