CEX will publish the three-issue magical-superhero series Sereno by Luciano Vecchio, who is best known in the U.S. for his covers for Marvel and DC titles (see “Preview: Marvel ‘Pride’ Variant Covers by Luciano Vecchio and Betsy Cola”). Sereno, which is written and drawn by Vecchio, is set in the city of New Teia, where magic and science coexist and intermingle. Sereno, the Mystic Master of Light, is the guardian of New Teia and fights its enemies as well as his attraction to the occasional bad guy. The series will launch in February with a double-sized first issue that will have five covers by Vecchio and Argentinian artist Agustina Manso. Vecchio will be at New York Comic Con and will have a limited-edition ashcan, priced at $10, available only at his table in Artists Alley.

Sereno holds a great importance for me,” said Vecchio in a statement accompanying the announcement, “it is the work that made me find my own voice as an author beyond merely drawing for other’s stories. This is my answer not just to who MY Superhero is as a queer creator, but also to what the Superhero narrative genre as a whole and as Modern Myth means for me, and what I mean for it in turn.”

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