Image Comics have announced a new fantasy based comic book series from critically-acclaimed Daredevil writer Chip Zdarsky and beloved Runaways artists Kris Anka and Matt Wilson, The White Trees. Billed as a two-issue oversized series, Image have released some unlettered pages for your consideration, with Zdarsky humorously summing up this meeting of minds thusly:
I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Kris and Matt again! Are they thrilled to be working with me again? It really doesn’t matter as I tricked them into signing a contract by using the words ‘hot fantasy.’ Legally, they have to illustrate this tale of fraught relationships forged in war and the complexities of fatherhood.
Or suffer the consequences.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of your first look at issue #1:
The White Trees is set in the fantastical world of Blacksand, where peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon. Can they put aside their memories of the war—and each other—for one last adventure?
The White Trees #1 will be out on August 14th from Image Comics.