Friday, May 16, 2014

Image Finds a Genius


There are some questions that creators like Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman ponder. For instance, what if the next great military mind was a teenaged girl from South Central? This August, Image Comics attempts to answer that question with Genius, a book that will ship in five parts weekly.

"We're thrilled to be part of Image's roster of the new and different,” said Bernardin. “This story—about an urban revolutionary's war on systemic injustice—is one Adam and I have been wanting to tell for a very long time."

What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton...what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN?

All five issues of Genius will be available weekly, throughout August. Genius #1 arrives in stores on 8/6 for $3.99. It's available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140478. Issue #2 will be available on 8/13 with Diamond Code JUN140479, #3 will be available on 8/20 with Diamond Code JUN140480, #4 will be available on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140481 and #5 will be available on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140482. Full press release below.
NEW SERIES A STROKE OF PURE GENIUS
What if the next great military mind
was a teenaged girl from South Central?
From writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (AlphasX-Men Origins: NightcrawlerThe AuthorityThe Highwaymen), rising-star artist Afua Richardson, and Top Cow’s Minotaur Press comes GENIUS. A harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Complete in five parts, every issue of GENIUS will ship weekly in August.

What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton...what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN?

"We're thrilled to be part of Image's roster of the new and different,” said Bernardin. “This story—about an urban revolutionary's war on systemic injustice—is one Adam and I have been wanting to tell for a very long time."

All five issues of GENIUS will be available weekly, throughout August. GENIUS #1 arrives in stores on 8/6 for $3.99. It is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140478. Issue #2 will be available on 8/13 with Diamond Code JUN140479, #3 will be available on 8/20 with Diamond Code JUN140480, #4 will be available  on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140481, and #5 will be available on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140482.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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