This summer Valiant is reviving yet another bygone property from the publisher’s past. This time it’s Psi-Lords, which will return in June with a new book from writer Fred Van Lente and artist Renato Guedes.
Psi-Lords will follow four all-new characters, a group of amnesiac humans who have woken up in an intergalactic prison and now, of course, must fight to get out. The characters are named Artisan, Beacon, Hazard, and Tank, and Valiant has released their designs, which come courtesy of concept artist Jonathan Arthur Ashley.
The Valiant comics Psi-Lords last appeared in the ’90s, albeit with pretty much an entirely different concept. That book was set in the future and followed a team of superhumans who were descendants of present day Valiant characters. Maybe the new book will eventually unveil its heroes to have that same backstory?
Official PR from Valiant and new character designs can be found below:
As first revealed on Syfy Wire, Valiant Entertainment is excited to share the identities of the main characters of its upcoming sci-fi action series, PSI-LORDS, coming in June from writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER; GENERATION ZERO) and artist Renato Guedes (SHADOWMAN). The character designs were rendered by concept artist Jonathan Arthur Ashley.
Meet Artisan, Beacon, Hazard, and Tank, four brand-new characters being added to the Valiant Universe! Are they the actual Psi-Lords? If not, who are the Psi-Lords, and what does this quartet have to do with them? More will be revealed in the coming weeks during the lead-up to the June 19 debut of PSI-LORDS #1!
For now, here’s what Fred Van Lente has to say about each character:
“Artisan is one of these guys who’s never had to do a hard day’s work in his life because he charms his way out of every responsibility. Ironically, his power is he can create hard-energy constructs out of thin air, shape matter, and, basically, make whatever he can conceive. His cocky attitude disgusts an emotionally needy person who’s desperate for people to like him.”
“Beacon is the outsider of the group—aloof, intellectual, introspective—not because others exclude her, but because she excludes herself. As her name implies, Beacon has a variety of light powers and can see on multiple levels of the electromagnetic spectrum.”
“Hazard‘s power set is very keyed to lifeforce—which can be both protective and ruthless in its drive for survival. No one is more shocked by her lethal skills than she is. She swings in mood extremes between a shy wallflower and a ruthless murderer.”
“Tank is pure will—he just barrels through whatever stands in his way. He’s also the nurturing, emotional core of the group, the rock everyone else stands on when the you-know-what hits the fan. Think ‘cheerful Juggernaut.’“
Get psi-ched for PSI-LORDS!