What happens when high fantasy meets a high stakes heist? Welcome to Image Comics’ and Skybound Entertainment’s Reaver, by Justin Jordan and Rebekah Isaacs. In this story, we follow six “despicable prisoners” including “a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son.” They’ve been locked up for their own reasons and most of them are highly unsavory, but they’ve been given an assignment.
You see, deep in the heart of the continent of Madaras, a darkness is growing. And our group of misfits are the only ones who can put a stop to it. To do so, however, they’re going to have to stage a break in and hold themselves together. While that seems simple enough on its face, it’s going to be a tall order for a group with so much blood on their hands– and even some vendettas against one another.
Ahead of Reaver #1‘s release on July 10th, Image has provided the Beat with an exclusive conversation with one member of Reaver‘s motley crew. Meet Rekala, the skin eater who packs a ravenous appetite for flesh in a pint-sized package.
About REAVER, in stores Wednesday, July 10:The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds at that must be stopped at all costs. To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners—a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son—the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen. Join JUSTIN JORDAN (Luther Strode) and REBEKAH ISAACS (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for REAVER—a dark, grim fantasy for a post-Game of Thrones world.
Okay, first off, when’s the last time you ate. And um, what was it?
I ate only a few moments ago. The last person who asked me stupid questions. I am kidding, of course. I did not eat all of him.
How did you end up imprisoned and why’d you agree to this mission?
Ah, agreed. That is an interesting word for poisoned and made to go suicide mission to possibly not die, yes? But it is a long story. And not yours to know.
What can you tell us about Rael?
Feh. Rael. There is no such thing as Rael. There are the many nations of what you Imperials call Madaras. But Rael is just what you call us all, as if we are same. Typical, this.