Image Comics officially announced the Sci-Fi comic Fear Agent, and the secret of the creative team behind the book.
Fear Agent’s first story arc will feature Eisner nominated Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) and he will be joined by fellow Eisner nominee, Cory Walker (Invincible). The two will rotate on five issues story arcs through the future of the series.
“Fear Agent is our attempt to return sci-fi to its proper place–to do it the way we think Mr. Wally Wood would have wanted it,” writer/co-creator Rick Remender said in an Image press release. “We’re here to tell big stories packed full of over-the-top monsters and high adventures where the stakes are as simple and primal as basic survival.”
Moore will be handling issues 1-5, and Walker will hop on issues 6-10. Moore plans to return for issue 11-15. The series will also feature
“When Rick and Tony asked me to join the team they presented the book as an opportunity to make the best comic book we were capable of,” Walker said an Image press release. “The challenge to do better than our best work was enticing but in the end it came down to premise, I love the genre. We’re setting out to make Sci-Fi the new horror.”
To get the word out, Image has rushed a special edition preview comic to print as well as full sized limited edition movie posters. The comics will sport an exclusive jam cover by Walker and Moore as well as six full pages from each of their runs. The comics and posters will be limited to 2000 copies and will be available exclusively from Rick, Cory and Tony at the summer’s two largest comic conventions.
“Tony and Cory are with out question two of the most talented artists in comics today,” said Remender in the press release. “With Tony and Cory feeding off of each other artistically I’m seeing both of them reach new heights on Fear Agent. But don’t trust my biased opinion– the art speaks for itself.”
Issues 1-5 will be written by Remender with art by Moore, inks by Sean Parsons, and colors by Lee Loughridge. Issues 6-10 will be written by Remender with art by Walker, and colors by Brian Buccellato. The title is available for order in the August Previews catalog.
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