Writer John Zuur Platten (Jurassic World: Evolution, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena, Wanted: Weapons of Fate) and artist Atilio Rojo are teaming up for the upcoming action-adventure revenge tale, St. Mercy from Image/Top Cow. A new four issue miniseries launching this August.
“A tale of vengeful retribution, St. Mercy pits the Incan Empire against the American West — and features two strong, determined young women who must defy authority and ultimately embrace their destiny. Mercedes Oro is one of the surviving descendants of the Incans who has been charged with protecting a cache of cursed gold used in their child sacrifice rituals.
But when an outlaw tries to steal the gold for his band of thieves, he unknowingly sets events in motion that will unleash an angry god who is willing to travel through the centuries to have what he desires.”
We get a first look and an explanation of the influences that fuelled this series from Platten:
“I’ve always been fascinated by mythical stories of characters facing impossible odds, and in St. Mercy, I was able to explore this for two young heroines connected through time. Each must find the willpower to defy the evil and the powerful in the face of personal tragedy. And while St. Mercy has its roots in the tradition of classic westerns, things take a violent, bloody, and unexpected turn once the demonic children appear.”
Look out for St. Mercy #1, launching Wednesday, August 25th.