Since it was announced at NYCC, we’ve been learning more about Lion Forge’s new Catalyst Prime superhero universe. The line is debuting on Free Comic Book Day with a one shot intro, Catalyst Prime: The Event by Christopher Priest, Joseph Illidge, Marco Turini, Will Rosado, and Jessica Kholinne. This will be followed by seven monthly series by the likes of Priest, Joe Casey, Amy Chu, David F. Walker, Brandon Thomas, Alex deCampi, Sheena C. Howard, and Ramon Govea…and many more, all guided by Illidge.
It’s a star-studded line-up of talent…and to show they’re all in on this, Lion Forge has been rolling out a super-cool viral site with weekly updates from within the world of Catalyst Prime. The story involves devastation and martial law as an asteroid approahces the earth…with much more to come. The site updates every Wednesday.
In the meantime, here’s a preview of Catalyst Prime: The Event – the cover and first three pages are up on the FCBD site, but the last two pages (unlettered) are being seen for the first time here. And here’s the logline:
A mission to save the world from a rapidly-approaching asteroid changes the lives of five astronauts forever, and begins the rise of superhuman beings on Earth. Catalyst Prime: The Event, written by Christopher J. Priest (Deathstroke, Black Panther) and Joseph Phillip Illidge (Solarman), with art by Marco Turini (Secret Wars: Battleworld) and Jessica Kholinne (Secret Wars: Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde)! This FCBD one-shot launches the much anticipated Catalyst Prime universe and lays the groundwork for what’s to come! [TEEN]
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