Dark Horse Comics has announced Raiders, a new fantasy adventure graphic novel. Written by Daniel Freedman and illustrated by CROM, the book tells the story of two dungeon-raiding brothers who unwittingly uncover a secret that could remake their entire society.

Here’s Dark Horse’s official description for Raiders:

Marken and Maron, inseparable brothers, are dungeon raiders in a land ruled by corrupt royals and filled with fantastic dangers around every turn. But just as the aging Marken decides that it’s time to give up the raiding life, both brothers find themselves at the wrong end of the powers that be and stumble upon a secret that may unravel the entire political system.

Raiders is the first solo-written project by Freedman, who previously co-wrote Burn the Orphanage with co-writer/artist Sina Grace, as well as Undying Love with co-writer/artist Tomm Coker, both for Image Comics. Freedman has also colored projects for Marvel and Image, including the aforementioned Undying Love. CROM, real name Christian Ortiz, is an illustrator and cartoonist, and the creator of The Golden Campaign webseries. Raiders will be CROM’s first graphic novel.

Check out the cover to Raiders, as well as the full text of the announcement for the 130-page book, below. With a cover price of $19.99, the softcover graphic novel will be available in comic shops on June 10th, 2020, with a bookstore release date of June 23rd.

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MILWAUKIE, Ore. (November 8, 2019) — From Daniel Freedman (Undying Love) and CROM (Birdking), comes an original graphic novel about family, freedom, and killing monsters for loot in Raiders.

Marken and Maron, inseparable brothers, are dungeon raiders in a land ruled by corrupt royals and filled with fantastic dangers around every turn. But just as the aging Marken decides that it’s time to give up the raiding life, both brothers find themselves at the wrong end of the powers that be and stumble upon a secret that may unravel the entire political system.

“Skeletons, swords, dungeons and loot! When I first read the script, it felt like Raiders was the title I’d been training for my entire life. I’ll take dark magic, maces and swords any day but the very human stories behind the characters was not something I was expecting and is just the cherry on top of this super exciting action adventure tale.” — CROM

“Raiders is the most emotionally intense human story I’ve written… it just happens to take place in an over the top fantasy world brimming with monster filled dungeons and haunted castles full of dark wizards, goblins, banshees, giant snakes, undead miners and enough loot to pay off the oppressive regime that rules with a gold plated steel fist. I could not think of a better artist for this book than CROM, nor a better home than Dark Horse.” — Daniel Freedman

Raiders arrives at comic shops June 10, 2020 and at bookstores June 23, 2020. The 130-page paperback graphic novel is available for pre-order on AmazonBarnes & Noble, at your local comic shop for $19.99.

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