Brutal, Satirical Sci-Fi: Preview VS #1 From Esad Ribić, Ivan Brandon and Image Comics

by Oliver MacNamee

War has become a spectator sport.

Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. When a new generation of soldiers arrive, top gladiator Satta Flynn is about to discover how fleeting the limelight can be—and how punishing.

This coming February sees the debut of VS #1, a sci-fi series that promises to be both brutal and satirical from superstar artist Esad Ribić (Secret Wars, Uncanny X-Force) and writer Ivan Brandon (BLACK CLOUD, DRIFTER) with painted colors from Nic Klein (DRIFTER). Not only do we have a synopsis, above, laying out the broad brushstrokes of the narrative, but we also have a 6 page preview to see what you’ll be in store for. How could we not share them with you all!

And, ahead of your sneak peek, here’s what Ribić and Brandon had to say about the series:

“Making VS is a dream. After all these years, it feels great to be able to create my own world and tech from scratch,” says Ribić.

And, the feeling is mutually reciprocated too:

“Working with Esad is mindblowing,” adds Brandon. “I want to live in this world. Probably very briefly, as it’s incredibly dangerous.”

Sound like your cup of tea? It will after you’ve seen the lush pages of art below.

 

 

VS #1, Cover A (Diamond code: DEC170585) by Esad Ribić and Cover B (Diamond code: DEC170586) by Esad Ribić and Tom Muller, hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, January 15th.