G. Willow Wilson’s Dark Horse Comics project has been revealed. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Wilson and artist Christian Ward will team for Invisible Kingdom, a new series from Dark Horse’s Berger Books imprint of creator-owned books.
This is the second time that Wilson and editor Karen Berger, who oversees the Berger Books imprint, have teamed together, the first being the Vertigo series Air, which ran from 2008-2010 and was nominated for an Eisner Award for ‘Best New Series’ in 2009. It’s been a big month for Wilson, as just last week she was revealed as the new ongoing writer for DC’s Wonder Woman. Artist Ward comes off of acclaimed runs on the Image series ODY-C, with Matt Fraction, and Marvel’s Black Bolt with Saladin Ahmed.
It’s unclear from THR’s report if Invisible Kingdom, which launches in March of 2019,is an ongoing series or a miniseries, though most Berger Books offerings have been minis, so it’s likely that’s the case here as well.
Check out a preview image for the new series below. The Beat will update with more details as they become available, and look for Wilson to elaborate on the new series during the Berger Books panel on Friday at SDCC.
UPDATED 5:30 Eastern with Official Press Release
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (July 17, 2018)—Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse and Berger Books are excited to announce Invisible Kingdom, an epic multi-part sci-fi saga from Hugo Award-winning writer G. Willow Wilson (Wonder Woman, Ms. Marvel) and Hugo and Eisner Award-nominated artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt, ODY-C)
“It’s a delight to be working with my mentor Karen Berger once again, especially on such an exciting project,” said G. Willow Wilson about her inclusion in the Berger Books imprint. “Christian Ward’s art is truly visionary—this is one of the most dynamic collaborations I’ve ever been involved with. I can’t wait to show the world what we’ve cooked up.”
Set in a small solar system in a far-flung galaxy, Invisible Kingdom tells the tale of two women—one a young religious acolyte, and the other, a hard-bitten freighter pilot, who separately uncover an unholy conspiracy between the leader of the Renunciation, the system’s dominant religion, and Lux, the all-consuming mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from dangerous reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risks plunging the world into total anarchy if they reveal the truth. But when your beliefs betray you, what choice is left?
“I’m thrilled not only to be returning to a big creator-owned sci-fi world, but to be working with Karen Berger and G. Willow Wilson,” said Christian Ward. “Karen’s amazing career has helped to shape me as a creator, and with Willow, I don’t think there’s anyone today who writes with more warmth, humor, or humanity. Nobody writes better, more relatable characters than her! We’re already buzzing with excitement about all the weird and wonderful places that we’re taking this whole new assemble of instantly lovable characters. I hope you join us as we go somewhere amazing.”
“I’m so excited to be working with the incredible Willow Wilson again on her first creator-owned series since Air,” said editor Karen Berger. “Together with Christian Ward, one of the most imaginative and uniquely visual artists working today, they’ve crafted a fantastic new series.”
Invisible Kingdom #1 goes on sale March 20, 2019.