Peter Milligan is the man who saw his work with Brendan McCarthy banned by a printer for moral turpitude.
He should have more luck with Valiant however, working with Cary Nord on their new Eternal Warrior title, reviving the series originally launched in the nineties by Jim Shooter and John Dixon, recently revived by Greg Pak and Trevor Hairsine.
Well now it's time for another revival (he's Eternal, they can do this forever) as Eternal Warrior: Days Of Steel, a three issue mini-series, launching in November.
Here's all you need to know, with pencils by Cary Nord from the first three issues and covers by Bryan Hitch and Rafa Sandoval.
For more than 10,000 years, the Eternal Warrior has stood on guard, protecting the Earth from all who would seek to do it harm. A master of countless weapons and long forgotten martial arts, he is guided by the Geomancers – those who speak for the Earth. Confident in his role, the Eternal Warrior believed he had seen and survived it all…until a mysterious quest in the tenth century led him to question the very foundation of his existence. After completing another brutal mission at the behest of the Geomancers, the Earth's undying guardian is approached with a cryptic task: to find and save a newborn child – in whose hands might rest the fate of an entire people. But when a thousand conquering Magyar invaders join the quest for the child, can history's most expert killer be trusted to keep one precious life alive?
"The Eternal Warrior is a character of immense proportions with literally thousands of stories waiting to be told throughout history. Peter and Cary are two masterclass storytellers, and have forged a story that befits the awesome scale and scope," said series editor Alejandro Arbona. "Set against the backdrop of one of the most ferocious periods in all of human history, Peter has not only delivered an intense action-packed story but one that is also incredibly moving and thought-provoking. And Cary has delivered a herculean effort, producing incredibly detailed and awe-inspiring pages that have to be seen to be believed."
ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by CARY NORD
Cover A by BRYAN HITCH
Cover B by RAFA SANDOVAL
Variant Cover by CARY NORD
B&W Sketch Variant by CARY NORD
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | COMING IN NOVEMBER!
ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #1 – Pencils by Cary Nord
ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #2 – Pencils by Cary Nord
ETERNAL WARRIOR: DAYS OF STEEL #3 – Pencils by Cary Nord