Image Comics and Skybound will launch Fire Power, a new full-color ongoing series by Robert Kirkman and Chris Samnee, in May.

Fire Power will be written by Kirkman with art by Samnee, colors by Matt Wilson, and letters by Bus Wooton.  The series will be Kirkman’s first new project since the sudden conclusion of The Walking Dead earlier this year (see "‘The Walking Dead’ Comic To End This Week").

Fire Power follows Owen Johnson on a journey to learn about his birth parents that leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple.  Those that train at the temple study to rediscover the Fire Power, a lost art in which the user throws fireballs.  Could Johnson be the first person in a millennium to harness the power, a power the monks claim will be needed to save the world?

"Getting to create a whole new world with its own mythology and rules is always the highlight of my life," said Kirman in the announcement.  "Getting to do that with Chris Samnee is definitely a high water mark in this dusty old career of mine.  With a massive cast of characters populating this sprawling globe-spanning epic Chris has proven more than adept at handling anything I've thrown at him in the time we've been toiling away on this series in secret."

Click Gallery below for a first look at Fire Power #1!