The Mercenary Sea launched from Image Comics this week. But already writer Kel Symons is talking about his next comic. Talking to Mightyville he let them know that he's writing a new series from Image Comics with Irish artist Nathan Stockman, colourist Paul Little and letterer Pat Brosseau, called Reyn: Warden of Fate.
Symons describes it saying,
it's a swords and sorcery story, set in a land like Middle Earth or the Hyborian Age, full of magic and monsters. Reyn, our hero, is a freelance swordsman, the last of an ancient order known as The Wardens, who've all but disappeared. Wardens would roam the untamed land, fighting evil and dangerous beasts. Reyn's a little unpolished, though – hardly an errant knight upholding the ideals of chivalry. He's a little rougher than that. He's also plagued by these ghostly visions of an angel [Dawn, above], sort of like Joan of Arc hearing voices. This angel gives him tasks to perform, which he hopes if he completes them, eventually the visions will go away. I sort of see him like Clint Eastwood's "Man with No Name" in the Dollars Trilogy. In fact, when Nate and I first talked about this with Image, we pitched it as "What if Frank Frazetta painted Spaghetti Westerns?" They dug it, and now we're off and running. With a little luck and clear schedules, maybe we'll start publishing that towards the end of the year.