We’ve got 6 pages worth of previews below the PR and you’ll want to have a look at them. Esad Ribić is doing his first creator-owned book and he’s upped his game. (And Nic Klein’s colors seem to be working with Ribić, too.) VS is dark satire about war as a spectator sport. Gladiators with sponsorships and cameras everywhere.
Official PR follows and then the preview.
Superstar artist Esad Ribić (Secret Wars, Uncanny X-Force) will make his creator-owned debut, teaming up with acclaimed writer Ivan Brandon (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) for the darkly satirical sci-fi series VS this February from Image Comics. Painted colors from Nic Klein (DRIFTER) and design by Tom Muller round out the powerhouse creative team.
War has become a spectator sport.
Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be—and how punishing.
“Making VS is a dream,” said Ribić. “After all these years, it feels great to be able to create my own world and tech from scratch.”
“Working with Esad is mindblowing,” added Brandon. “I want to live in this world. Probably very briefly, as it’s incredibly dangerous.”
VS #1, Cover A (Diamond code: DEC170585) by Esad Ribić and Cover B (Diamond code: DEC170586) by Esad Ribić and Tom Muller, hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 15th.
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