New From Image Comics: A Centuries-Spanning Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series ‘Ordinary Gods’

by Olly MacNamee

Radiant Black’s Kyle Higgins and The Flash’s Felipe Watanabe come together to create a new epic-scale series, Ordinary Godsset to launch from Image Comics in July.

If you liked Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández’s The Old Guard or Donny Cates and Geoff Shaw’s God Country, then you may well enjoy this series too. A series of “mythic proportions” that will debut with an extra-length first issue and the promise of a new wraparound cover by the likes of Dave Johnson, Nicola Scott, Declan Shalvey, Rod Reis, Tula Lotay, Dan Panosian, and series artist Watanabe. All coloured by Eisner Award winner, Matt Wilson.

Wraparound cover art by Felipe Watanabe

Announcing the series exclusively to SYFYWIRE  Higgins told them:

“Sometimes an idea is so good, it’s impossible to ignore. Even if it initially seems impossible to crack, you circle back to it time and time again, bringing with you new life experiences and concepts learned from other projects. And even if it takes ten years before you’re ready to announce the book to the world, that’s okay. Because, as Ordinary Gods will be exploring, everything’s connected for a reason. This is a book that I’ve been working on for many years, alongside an incredible cast of artistic partners and collaborators, to try to tell a generational action epic that spans eras, worlds, dimensions and the connections between them all. And that’s just issue one.”

Here’s more on the actual plot and a preview too:

“The Luminary. The Prodigy. The Brute. The Trickster. The Innovator. Five gods from a realm beyond our own, leaders in the ‘War of Immortals.’ At least, they were — before they were trapped, sent to a planet made into a prison, forced into an endless cycle of human death and reincarnation.

Ordinary Gods follows 22-year-old Christopher. He’s got two loving parents and a 12-year-old sister. He works at a paint store. He’s in therapy. He’s one of the Five. Which means, in order to save everyone he cares about, Christopher will have to reconnect with his past lives and do the unthinkable: become a god again.”

Ordinary Gods #1 will be available on Wednesday, July 7. Now, enjoy your first look:

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