Fans of Pierce Brown’s futuristic series are about to get another in-canon installment with Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Sons of Ares Volume 2: Wrath. Creator Brown and co-writer Rik Hoskin (Brandon Sanderson’s White Sand) lead the pack with artist Eli Powell (Yakuza Demon Killers) on interiors and Toby Cypress (Omega Men, The White Suits) on the cover. Colorist Dee Cunniffe (The Wicked + The Divine, Paper Girls) and letterer Tom Napolitano (Justice League, Aquaman, Red Sonja) complete the team.
The prequel volume continues expanding the universe described in the New York Times bestselling novel series. Fitchner’s quest for revenge is ongoing while the Sons of Ares seek out the Golds who have wronged his family. Their actions have repercussions, and a back and forth will evolve into battle and the seeds of revolution.
The saga is set in a future where mankind has explored and expanded across the cosmos. The ruling class has established a rigid caste system based on colors, with “Golds” at the top. The eponymous first novel follows the tribulations of a Red joining a resistance movement and infiltrating Gold society to dismantle the entire system. The Sons of Ares graphic novels explore the foundation, depicting the beginnings of the rebel organization.
“I’m excited to reunite with Rik to further expand the world of Red Rising, and to see Eli render the seething cities and mythical violence of the Society with his savage inks,” said Brown. “This is a tale of madmen and romantics. Fortunately, I’ve got two of the best to help me tell it.”
“It’s been a pleasure to return to the Red Rising world, with Pierce once again steering the ship,” said Hoskin. “For our second volume, we’re bouncing all around the Solar System with Fitchner and the Sons of Ares, with the usual cruelty, mannered snobbery, and violence we’ve come to expect from this world. It’s a whole new story, filling in the background of Ares that was only ever hinted at in the books. So, choose your color and get ready to stand your ground…or be trampled!”
“Pierce is one of the most dedicated, passionate, AND successful writers today,” said Nick Barrucci, Dynamite CEO and Publisher. “Not only that, but he has a real love for the comics art form, so it has been a wonderful relationship crafting these stories with him.”
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Sons of Ares Volume 2: Wrath will be available for preorder at your local comic shop this September. The original graphic novel is set to debut in November. For those who prefer digital, head over to Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more. Visit Dynamite’s website for more info.