SOVEREIGN takes the throne
Posted on March 24, 2014 by Kat Salazar
Chris Roberson (Edison Rex, iZombie) and Paul Maybury (POPGUN, Catalyst Comix) brought to life a multi-layered and intricately-plotted fantasy series on par with Game of Thrones that has drawn the attention of legions of fans in SOVEREIGN #1, which has sold out instantly at the distributor level and will be going into a second printing.
In a world where gods, demons, and magic have slipped into myth, SOVEREIGN tells the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords while civil wars threaten the delicate balance between colliding cultures. But out of the ashes of history rises a new threat and the promise that magic has not yet faded into mere memory.
Praise for SOVEREIGN:
“Paul Maybury’s art is excellent, especially for this kind of series. The work has a distinct and specific look, one that draws on inspiration from old, classic stories likeThe Three Musketeers or The Man In The Iron Mask. His pencils are thin, but exquisitely detailed. There is a rustic quality about every panel, which allows for Roberson's story to really come to life.” —Iann Robinson, Crave Online
“If this comic keeps delivering on the deep epic-fantasy foundations its building in issue #1, and Maybury keeps his design-sense sharpened, Sovereign will absolutely be a long form story worth investing in.” —Vince Ostrowski, Multiversity Comics
“Like the start to Brian K. Vaughan's Saga, this new world birthed in Sovereign #1gives the impression of being vast. It feels like there is a good deal to explore, experience, and exploit. Sword-wielding masked monks, dead monsters at sea and hunting parties make for a great start to a fresh feeling fantasy epic waiting to grow with each coming issue.” —Bloody Disgusting
“Even from this inaugural chapter, Sovereign hints at a massive tapestry brimming with curiosities and complexities that could mean volumes to come.” —Sean Edgar, Paste Magazine
SOVEREIGN #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores, and is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that this first issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of SOVEREIGN #1 (Diamond Code FEB148200) will release on 4/23.
SOVEREIGN #2 releases 4/23 as well and will be available to order with Diamond Code FEB140630.
More of Sovereign
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Matters of state and unearthly threats occupy the men and women of power and influence in the capital. But what of those who are not powerful, who have no influence? And when one powerless woman discovers incomparable power awakening within her, what will she do with it?
June 25, 2014
Questions of power and politics are forgotten as inhuman intelligences clothe themselves in the bodies of the unburied dead and swarm across the countryside. Those who remain within the walls of the late emperor’s palace are safe for the moment, but far worse threats are fast approaching.
May 28, 2014
The paths of the travelers finally converge in the court of the late emperor, as his sons already vie for the empty throne. But when the unburied dead begin to rise, animated by intelligences from beyond space and time, there are more pressing matters to consider...
April 23, 2014
An emperor lays dead, with no successor named for his vacated throne. Visitors from a distant land discover that there is more in the world than their philosophies know. And three masked outcasts come bearing word of a coming apocalypse…
March 19, 2014
An epic fantasy in the tradition of Game of Thrones, SOVEREIGN is set in a world which once knew gods, demons, and magic, and to which all three are returning. New York Times bestselling author CHRIS ROBERSON (Edison Rex, iZombie) joins artist PAUL MAYBURY (POPGUN, Catalyst Comix) to tell the story of masked undertakers facing the undead with swords, of civil wars and cultures in collision, of ancient threats emerging from the ashes of history to menace the future...