As you may have heard, Kingsman (formally The Secret Service, renamed in accordance with the film version) has switched from Marvel’s Icon imprint to Image. The next series, Kingsman: The Red Diamond is being done by Rob Williams and Simon Fraser. Image is revealing the Frank Quietly variant for the first issue, as well as the Dave Gibbons cover for the Image edition of the Kingsman: The Secret Service, which we’re running because… Dave Gibbons.
Official PR follows and then some more art:
Mark Millar (KICK-ASS, REBORN, JUPITER’S LEGACY) unveils previously unseen KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #1 variants by superstar artist Frank Quitely (All-Star Superman, Batman & Robin).
Frank Quitely’s variants join covers by original Kingsman creator Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Simon Fraser, and Rob Doyle to launch new series KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND from Image Comics on Wednesday, September 6th—just in time for this summer’s biggest blockbuster, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, to hit cinemas.
The new series sees brand-new creative team Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and British superstar Simon Fraser take the helm for an international spy adventure, one that kicks off where James Bond draws the line.
Hero Eggsy is still not-quite-Bond, still rough-around-the-edges, still trying to be the suave gentleman he was trained to be. We follow him on an international spy mission to save the world from The Red Diamond, a villain hell-bent on plunging society into chaos. Eggsy’s also up against the villain’s lethal hunchback henchman (hunchman?!) Ingot, and out to woo badass South African agent Kwaito while he’s at it.
Cue riots, explosions, and plenty of old school Kingsman violence.
KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND is the sequel to KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons, and Matthew Vaughn. KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE is the critically acclaimed comic book series by Kick-Ass writer Mark Millar, Watchmen’s Dave Gibbons and director Matthew Vaughn. Now a Hollywood blockbuster starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton, KINGSMAN reinvents the spy genre for the 21st century. The story follows a British secret agent who takes his wayward nephew under his wing and trains him to become a gentleman spy. Together, they uncover a plot that links kidnapped celebrities with a plot to eradicate 90% of the human race!
KINGSMAN: THE RED DIAMOND #1 will be available in stores on Wednesday, September 6th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, August 14th.
Cover A: Frank Quitely (Diamond Code JUL170678)
Cover B: Frank Quitely Black and White Variant (Diamond Code JUL170679)
Cover C: Dave Gibbons (Diamond Code JUL170680)
Cover D: Rob Doyle (Diamond Code JUL170681)
Cover E: Simon Fraser (Diamond Code JUL170682)
Cover F: Blank (Diamond Code JUL170683)
Also available on Wednesday, September 6th:
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, issues #1-6, will be collected into trade paperback and available from Image Comics. The final order cutoff is Monday, August 7th.
Cover A (Diamond Code JUL170693)
Cover B Fox Movie Cover (Diamond Code JUL170694)
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