Vault Comics has announced a new series to add to their sci-fi/fantasy lineup— Engineward. The zodiac-inspired, twelve-issue series is penned by Sunday Times bestselling novelist, scriptwriter, and creator of the supernatural crime series Wychwood George Mann and illustrated by Joe Eisma, co-creator of Morning Glories, the Eisner-nominated and New York Times Bestselling series from Image Comics. It will be colored by Michael Garland, lettered by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and designed by Tim Daniel.
Read the synopsis from the publisher below:
In ENGINEWARD, Earth is an ancient myth, long forgotten. Now, the god-like Celestials, who embody the surviving zodiac signs, rule with brutal efficiency. When Joss, an Engineward, discovers and reactivates the head of a fossilized Ghoulem, she learns all is not as intended. Her destiny—and the truth about her imperious rulers—lies somewhere far beyond the borders of her shantytown.
Each issue of the new title will feature a special “Zodiac Cover” drawn by Eisma and designed by Daniel, portraying one of the twelve Celestials of Engineward. They will be released according to the zodiac calendar and the sign they represent.
“I couldn’t be happier to be working with Joe and the team at Vault Comics on Engineward,” said Mann in a statement. “This is a story that’s been brewing in my head for nearly a decade, and seeing Joe breathing life into these characters is something very special indeed. He’s bringing such a fantastic look to the series. I can’t wait for people to meet Joss, Ichabod, Kreek and Thrycia, and to delve deep into the mythology of the Celestials alongside us. It’s going to be a wild ride!”
“I’m so fired up about Engineward,” added Eisma. “I have always wanted to work in this genre space since the beginning of my career, and I’m so excited about this book! George has crafted a thrilling and intricate story that I know will excite readers. Crafting this world with him has really energized my art, and I can’t wait for everyone to join us on this epic journey across our compelling world!”
Engineward is scheduled to release in June. Check back here for updates or on Vault’s website. Take an exclusive sneak peek at some pages and covers below.