Image announced today that the new series from the veteran creative team will debut in comic shops September 29th.
Remender described the tale as one of “epic fantasy”, and something which he and Opena have wanted to do for quite some time.
The pair’s collaborations at Marvel sold very well for the company, and Remender’s independent work has found a solid fan following to date. If he can duplicate the quality of his recent work and recapture the magic he has demonstrated with Opena in the past, then Seven to Eternity should be quite a title.
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SEVEN TO ETERNITY A PERFECT TEN
Remender and Opeña will enchant the comics industry
Bestselling writer Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, DEADLY CLASS, LOW, TOKYO GHOST), artist Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent), and colorist Matt Hollingsworth (TOKYO GHOST, WYTCHES) launch an all-new, jaw-dropping ongoing series in SEVEN TO ETERNITY this September.
In SEVEN TO ETERNITY, The God of Whispers has spread an omnipresent paranoia to every corner of the kingdom of Zhal; his spies hide in every hall spreading mistrust and fear. Adam Osidis, a dying knight from a disgraced house, must choose between joining a hopeless band of magic users in their desperate bid to free their world of the evil God, or accepting his promise to give Adam everything his heart desires.
“Before our time at Marvel, Jerome and I began working together at Image ten years ago on titles such as Strange Girl and Fear Agent so it’s very fitting we return now to tell the tale of the Seven to Eternity,” said Remender. “All those years ago we began discussing doing an epic fantasy tale at some point, should the planets ever align. A unique take on the familiar genre full of action, unexpected twists, totally unique characters and a villain who might end up stealing the show. It’s taken us a decade to get it together, but the wait was worth it. During the past decade we’ve collaborated on numerous projects and fine-tuned our mighty nerd skills to a point where what we produce here will eclipse our past collaborations and consume all evil in the universe and give a new pony to every child. This is without question Jerome’s best work to date and when you add super champion of color jive Matt Hollingsworth, once their powers are mixed into the art cauldron, something new and terrifying is born, a new level of sequential science.”
Opeña added: “It’s been a long time coming, so it’s amazing that Rick and I are seeing a project we’ve been developing for years finally become a reality. Having Matt Hollingsworth join up with us makes it even more exciting and I hope readers will enjoy what we’ve all been tirelessly working on.”
SEVEN TO ETERNITY takes readers on a hard road through the strange fantasy world of Zhal. All men have surrendered their freedom for fear. Now, one last free man must choose.
SEVEN TO ETERNITY #1 Cover A by Opeña and Hollingsworth (Diamond Code JUL160664), Cover B by Tony Moore (Diamond Code JUL160665), and Cover C by Andrew Robinson (Diamond Code JUL160666) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, September 21st. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, August 29th.