The King is dead. Long live the King.
If you were to ask anyone familiar with my work what my favorite genre is, they’d probably say horror. And they wouldn’t be entirely wrong. But the truth is, I’ve been a fantasy fan even longer than I’ve been a horror fan. I can talk for hours about the political machinations found in A Song of Ice and Fire, I can still name all twelve swords from Fred Saberhagen’s Book of Swords series by heart, and I’ve been playing D&D for nearly 30 years. So you could say I’m a fan of the genre. And OUTCAST brings my love of horror and fantasy together.
The press release describes the series thusly (yes, I used the word “thusly”):
“OUTCAST tells the story of King Valen Brand. He was a just king and a great warrior until he was killed by a Necromancer in battle and resurrected as one of the walking dead. Now he’s considered an abomination in his own realm, an outcast with only one purpose: to restore his lost soul…”
I don’t think it’s possible for me to express to you just how epic this series is going to be. Think about it. An undead king with only a massive sword and a grudge in his possession, searching for his stolen soul across a land that no longer wants him? I was BORN to write this series.
Issue #1 comes out in December for only $1.00. Yes, you read that right. A buck. And we’re NOT talking about 16 pages of story with a bunch of ads to fill in the gaps. I mean a full, 22 page story. For a dollar. I’m telling you, folks. You. Are. Not. Prepared.
I’ve attached the #1 cover images below to whet your appetite. Gor…geous! Oh, and we’re doing something REALLY cool with the Joe Jusko limited variant cover so stay tuned.