New Series Vanish Coming From Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman Is “Brutal-As-Hell”
Image Comics has announced a new series titled Vanish. The new series comes from the all-star creative team and Venom visionaries, Donny Cates and Ryan Stegman along with the help of star creators JP Mayer, Sonia Oback, and John J. Hill.
The creative hive mind put together for the new series looks to bring a series that they describe as a “brutal-as-hell tale of magical worlds…” and will come to print through Image Comics with the series being available digitally through the KLC Press Substack newsletter. The series will also include variant covers from superstar artists including Daniel Warren Johnson, Ed McGuiness, Greg Capullo, and Johnson Raw.
The series description reads:
“In Vanish, Oliver Harrison was a mythical hero who slayed the greatest threat to his realm before even hitting puberty. But that was then.
As an adult, Oliver leads an average cookie-cutter suburban life—aside from the fact that he’s mentally unstable, massively paranoid, smokes like a chimney, and gets blackout drunk every night to hide from his horrific nightmares. Will the arrival of a superhero team called the Prestige prove the madness isn’t all in Oliver’s head? And what about all the epic fantasy crap from his childhood?”
Cates announced the series exclusively at ComicBook.com and said:
“Sick and tired of all these ‘young adult’ stories about magic, and wizards, and destiny and love and bla bla bla? Well, good news! We are too!
So we made Vanish to answer the one question we’ve all been asking; What if magic was….metal? This is a project that Ryan and I have been secretly building and working on quietly in the background for years now, and we cannot wait to unleash it on you. And the fun part for us is, well, pay attention closely….like the reveal of any great magic trick, you’ll never see this one coming…”
Stegman added by sharing this is the most exciting series he’s drawn, saying:
“Vanish is the most exciting thing I’ve drawn. Doing an Image comic has always been my ultimate goal as a creator and we’ve pulled out all the stops to make this special. Donny’s and my goal with this project is to create something that we could never do at Marvel and, well…We’ve succeeded at that I assure you.”
Hill topped it off by talking about the blend of five different genres, saying:
“Somehow Donny and Ryan have been able to meld five different genres into this vast Vanish world they’ve created and it works wonderfully. There’s something in it for everyone… superheroics, fantasy elements, dark brooding aspects, beatdowns and gore. And most of all, it’s FUN. Fans of Venom, God Country, Thor, and Crossover will eat it up. The entire creative team is working magic on every page.”
Vanish #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop on September 7th, 2022. Check out the preview below:
Source: Image Comics