Ed Brisson and Brian Level can do wonderful things together. The combination of the two makes for some great books, the latest being a new book about an average man who becomes an unwilling host to tremendous power. On May 13, Image Comics launches The Mantle #1.
"Brian and I have been talking about working on a project together for a few years now, so we're both thrilled to finally have the opportunity to do so," said Brisson. "The Mantle is, in my opinion, a really fun direction for a superhero book where not everything is black and white and where, by the end of the first issue, I think that readers are going to realize that what they think is happening... is not what's really happening."
The Mantle follows Robbie—just your average, run-of-the-mill guy—as he drunkenly stumbles out of a punk show one evening. On his way home he’s hit with lightning and wakes to find that he’s been chosen as the new host for The Mantle, a power set of unimaginable scope. Despite his lack of interest, he’s forced into action. The Plague, a being who has spent 50 years killing every previous host of The Mantle, is already coming for him.
The Mantle #1 hits stores on May 13. Cover A (Level) can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150475. Cover B (Phil Hester) can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR150476. Full press release below.