This June sees the debut of Psi-Lords from Valiant Entertainment. The publisher has revealed the four main characters of the sci-fi / action series, Artisan, Beacon, Hazard, and Tank. Are they the Psi-Lords? We don’t know. If they’re not, what does this foursome have to do with the Psi-Lords? Valiant says more will be revealed in the coming weeks as we lead up to the debut of the series.
Psi-Lords is written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Renato Guedes. The character designs were rendered by concept artist Jonathan Arthur Ashley. Van Lente went into detail about each character, their personality, and their power:
Artisan is one of these guys who’s never had to do a hard day’s work in his life because he charms his way out of every responsibility. Ironically, his power is he can create hard-energy constructs out of thin air, shape matter, and, basically, make whatever he can conceive. His cocky attitude disgusts an emotionally needy person who’s desperate for people to like him.
Beacon is the outsider of the group—aloof, intellectual, introspective—not because others exclude her, but because she excludes herself. As her name implies, Beacon has a variety of light powers and can see on multiple levels of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Hazard’s power set is very keyed to lifeforce—which can be both protective and ruthless in its drive for survival. No one is more shocked by her lethal skills than she is. She swings in mood extremes between a shy wallflower and a ruthless murderer.
Tank is pure will—he just barrels through whatever stands in his way. He’s also the nurturing, emotional core of the group, the rock everyone else stands on when the you-know-what hits the fan. Think ‘cheerful Juggernaut.
I’m already intrigued by these characters and what they might bring to the Valiant Universe. Psi-Lords #1 debuts on June 19th, 2019.