Ed and Steve. Those are the first names of the creative talent behind Image Comics' brand new series called Velvet #1. The last names? Brubaker and Epting. That's right--those two are bringing readers a brand new dark and provocative espionage thriller this October. And the main character Velvet is quite good at her job.
“The thing I'm most excited about with Velvet is, she's a woman with this incredibly dangerous history who’s been living a quiet life for a long time, and her current life and who she used to be are about to collide in a very explosive way," said Brubaker. "So she’s going to have to face a lot of things she’s been hiding from, and do things she barely remembers how to, and hope she’s still as good as she used to be."
Velvet Templeton is supposed to be just a secretary, the personal assistant to the Director of a top secret Intelligence Agency, but when the world's greatest spy is killed, she quickly finds herself caught in a web of mystery and murder, as her own secret past comes to light.
“I'm a huge fan of the illustration art from that era and it was actually a big influence on my approach to the covers for Captain America. I'm hoping to bring even more of that sensibility to Velvet—especially considering the time in which the story is set,” said Epting.
Velvet #1 can be pre-ordered now from the August issue of Previews (Diamond code AUG130505) and will be in stores on October 23. Full press release below.