Creator Steve Bryant and Action Lab Entertainment have teamed up to release more Athena Voltaire comics as an ongoing series arranged in mini-series format. Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope is slated for Fall 2017 release in shops. The Kickstarter is running until May 5th, 2017, and seeking $5,000 as its goal.
The series, which features a female aviator, international intrigue, strange creatures, and plenty of brawls, follows in a long pulp tradition, was originally an Eisner nominee as a web comic in 2005, and was later nominated for Russ Manning and Harvey Awards as well.
When Action Lab approached me about doing Athena Voltaire as a monthly ongoing, I was thrilled. I have a huge over-arching storyline that I started building back when I wrote new material for the Athena Voltaire Compendium. Knowing that we have a brilliant artist like Ismael Canales on board makes it easier for me to relinquish some of the drawing duties.
Bryant will write the series and provide covers while he’ll be joined on art duties by Ismael Canales since Bryant feels his artwork is produced too slowly to keep up with the pace of an ongoing series.
Athena Voltaire and the Sorcerer Pope will be the first four issue mini-series in the ongoing series, and will be published alongside the 96-page trade paperback Athena Voltaire and the Volcano Goddess and the 224-page hardcover Athena Voltaire Compendium by Action Lab.
Upcoming releases also include a one-shot special and a prose collection, Athena Voltaire Pulp Tales, featuring many comic writers.
Check out the Kickstarter running until May 5th, 2017.