We’ve shown some interior artwork for this upcoming and unique one-shot before, but now we’ve got lettered, finished pages, and a full 7 page preview of the 48 page one-shot arriving in shops next Wednesday, April 12th. This is Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight, a much anticipated adventure from Valiant which takes into a medieval setting as several Valiant heroes face a classic foe–the literary hero/villain, the Green Knight. Possessed of supernatural powers that allow him to test the worthiness of his opponents, the Green Knight wields a giant axe. Can anyone survive his tests? Heads roll easily around the Green Knight.
Written by Fred Van Lente, with art by Cary Nord and Clayton Henry, the series covers are by Cary Nord, Mico Suayan, Marc Laming, and J. M. Dragunas:
Archer and Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker will all feature in this comic, including a lead-in segment where Faith appears.
Here’s the official description for this one-shot:
It’s winter at King Arthur’s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly “winter’s game” where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one year’s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Table’s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the court’s surprise, the Green Knight doesn’t flinch as his head is struck clean off…only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad – the Eternal Warrior – must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, he’ll need to find some help…in the form of his own immortal brothers – Armstrong and Ivar – who shall be united once more!
And here’s our seven page preview of Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight, drawn by Cary Nord and Clayton Henry, with inks by Mark Morales and colors by Brian Reber:
I really want to call out the great inking and colors we’re seeing here, by Mark Morales and Brian Reber, which so evoke the world of the story. And an excellent use of SFX, too, to bring you further into the experience. Look out for this comic–it promises to be quite a memorable event.
Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight, a 48 page one-shot, arrives in shops next Wednesday, April 12th.