Writer Cullen Bunn (Punk Mambo, Moon Knight) and artist Ramón F. Bachs (Detective Comics, Batgirl) will team up this fall for an all-new series from Valiant Comics. Roku is a four-issue mini-series following a former MI6 operative turned contract killer.
“I wanted this story to show off a dark underbelly of the Valiant Universe, a corner of the world populated by powerful criminal organizations. My hope is that these criminal outfits start plaguing other Valiant characters. Really, I’m just here to cause trouble,” Bunn said in a statement.
Bachs added, “Roku has such a terrific hairstyle I can’t wait to draw! Cullen’s a great writer and a wonderful person. I am very lucky to be working with him again!”
Finally, editor Lysa Hawkins said, “The ultimate weapon, without compromise, without compassion and without a care. Roku answers to only one higher calling: herself. So what’s there not to love about her?”
Roku #1 hits shelves on Oct. 30. In addition to writing by Bunn and art by Bachs, the mini-series will also feature colors by Stéphane Paitreau (Rise of the Black Panther), letters by Dave Sharpe (X-O MANOWAR), and covers by Viktor Kalvachev (Batman Beyond), Dave Johnson (Wonder Woman), Marc Laming (Captain America) and Howard Chaykin (American Flagg!).
Check out promotional art for issue #1 and a preview below.