New Historical Fiction Series ‘Dead Romans’ Coming From Image Comics This Spring

by Olly MacNamee

Writer Fred Kennedy and artist Nick Marinkovich team up for an all-new historical fiction adventure, Dead Romans from Image Comics. This six-issue miniseries is launching March 2023.

“In Dead Romans, lush, beautiful illustrations bring to life a brutal tale of love and war from the birth of the Roman Empire. the Empire that butchers his people. He wants to make a queen of the woman he loves, Honoria, a fellow slave. Now, fifty thousand Romans will die to give her a throne she never asked for…or wanted.”

Kennedy stated:

“I was nervous about this book, because at its core it really is a love story. With the wrong artist that aspect could get lost amid the mud and violence. But Nick really understood the tone, and he brought that emotion to life. It’s a brutal story, told with some of the most beautiful panels I’ve ever seen. I am VERY proud (and lucky) to have been part of this team.”

Marinkovich added:

“This isn’t a history lesson. It’s therapy—the kind that reminded me why I was a fan before I ever picked up a brush—and Fred’s a time traveler. He’s taking us back to a moment in time, and immersing us in the raw battle scars that went with it. It’s a trip to be on board, and I’m just trying to keep up…”

Dead Romans #1 will be available on Wednesday, March 29th with 6 variant covers with art by Marinkovich, Cary Nord and Adam Gorham.

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