PORTLAND, Ore. 5.17.2021 — Fan-favorite writer John Zuur Platten (Jurassic World: Evolution, The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena, Wanted: Weapons of Fate) teams up with artist Atilio Rojo for the upcoming action-packed revenge tale, St. Mercy. This all-new, four issue miniseries kicks off this August from Image/Top Cow.
"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," said Platten. "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."
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.
Atilio added: "Well, I'm really enjoying the series. It has a lot of elements that I enjoy drawing. This project demands a different aesthetic treatment, which is always refreshing for me!"
St. Mercy #1 (Diamond Code JUN210074) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 25.
St. Mercy #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.