SDCC 2018: G. Willow Wilson And Christian Ward Join Berger Books For ‘Invisible Kingdom’
by Hannah Means Shannon
As part of their pre-San Diego Comic-Con announcements, Dark Horse and Berger Books are have revealed 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).
G. Willow Wilson comments on joining the Berger Books imprint:
It’s a delight to be working with my mentor Karen Berger once again, especially on such an exciting project. 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.
Dark Horse’s official description of the new series reads:
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?
Christian Ward comments:
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. 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.
Karen Berger enthuses:
I’m so excited to be working with the incredible Willow Wilson again on her first creator-owned series since Air. 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.