Fans of Simon Bisley have been waiting for a long time for his 13 Coins project. Once scheduled to be a graphic novel back in October of 2010, it is now being released as a six-part series by Corinthian Productions as a digital download this October at New York Comic-con.
The series is still being written by Martin Brennan & Michael B. Jackson (Hitman: Absolution) and colored by Ryan Brown (The Tower Chronicles) and it will include pieces by guest artists Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Choker, Fell), Glenn Fabry (Preacher, Sandman), and Kan Muftic (senior concept artist on the smash hit video games Batman Arkham Asylum, and Arkham City).
The project is described as: "Set in present day New York City, 13 Coins introduces us to John Pozner, an ex-con, who was once a high-school basketball star, on his way to the NBA, until his stint in jail for drugs. But when John meets Samuel Goodwin, he is dragged into the middle of a war between two groups claiming to be descended from Angels – the Sons of Noah, and The Fallen. For centuries these two groups have been fighting a secret war – one for the salvation of man – the other to rule Earth and all mankind. All John wants to do is avenge the death of the woman he loved, but his destiny throws him into the eye of the storm, when they discover that John is more than another angelic descendant. He is a true-blood, and the prize for either side, but which one will he choose? John discovers he has the power to save humanity or destroy it."
When asked about the delay from the 2010 announcement, Brennan said: "13 Coins is a project that fans of Bisley's long thought dead in the water. But this has been far from the truth. It's a project we have always believed in, and continue to believe in, and comic fans will soon be introduced to a new kind of superhero. A dark gritty anti-hero. The kind of hero we all want to see come good."
For more information on the series, you can visit The 13 Coins facebook page.