Captain America: The Winter Soldier directors Joe and Anthony Russo are teaming with Ande Parks to write Ciudad, a thriller about a mercenary attempting to complete a mission for a drug lord in a corrupt city filled with crooked cops and warring gangs. Ciudad was just one part of major list announced today that includes six original graphic novels as well as new ongoing comic series Stumptown by Greg Rucka, Hellbreak by Cullen Bunn,The Life After by Joshua Hale Fiakov, plus a Sixth Gun prequel and Brides of Helheim, the continuation of Cullen Bunn’s Viking horror fantasy series.
Also due in August is The People Inside, an original graphic novel from Ray Fawkes, the creator of the Eisner-nominated One Soul. The People Inside is a highly original narrative that follows sixteen different characters through all of life’s stages, with each stage of life marked with a change in storytelling format.
Other new Oni books with youthful protagonists are Junior Braves of the Apocalypse, the first book in a sort of “Goonies Meets The Walking Dead” series of young adult graphic novels by writers Michael Tanner & Greg Smith and artist Zach Lehner, and Orphan Blade, a manga-tinged OGN by writer Nick Almond and artist Jake Myler.
Among the new ongoing comic book series announced today the three most interesting are Rucka’s Stumptown, which features art by Justin Greenwood and chronicles the adventures of female Portland private eye Dex Parios, Fiakov’s anomie-filled sci-fi saga The Life Within with art by Gabo, and Bunn’s gothic Hellbreak, which features art by Brian Churilla and a wild supernatural fantasy narrative about an elite group of mercenaries recruited by the Kerberos Corporation to break souls out of Hell and return them to their mortal bodies while sending the demons currently possessing those bodies back to Hades.
Part of Oni Press' 2014 List
Posted by ICv2 on March 21, 2014 @ 7:36 pm CT