Monarch: Killadelphia and Immortal Hulk Creators Team Up for New Sci-Fi Series with Image
Image Comics has announced that superstar creators will join forces for a new sci-fi series titled Monarch. Rodney Barnes and Alex Lins will bring readers an otherworldly story that sees Travon enduring the dangers of his hometown but the danger is about to grow exponentially as extraterrestrials make first contact.
Image’s description of Monarch reads:
“Growing up in the city of Compton is tough enough as it is… but as Travon has learned all too well, growing up as an orphan in the city of Compton with gang members hunting you down every day is even tougher. But all of that is about to change because today is the day that aliens make first contact with Earth…and it only spells doom for life as we know it!”
“I’ve always loved films like Attack the Block and War of the Worlds, so I decided to put them together to see what would happen. The result? Monarch,” said Barnes.
“I picked up Killadelphia as a fan without knowing who Rodney was at the time. It was so captivating, I finished it in a single sitting and wanted more. Just like Killadelphia, Monarch has this great concept with a perfect rhythm and flow. But what really struck me is that whatever genre the book he tackles—be it horror or sci-fi—Rodney will make it all relatable, however far you fancy yourself to be from the reality of these characters at first.
And this is what I look for in a comic and what I love to help bring to life—this has been my favorite part with Monarch, as I prefer to draw a story with people in it that are completely three dimensional, rather than ‘concept placeholders.’
Monarch #1 will be available at your favorite comic shop and digitally on February 8, 2023.
Check out the preview below:
Source: Image Comics