Orson Scott Card crafted one of the greatest science fiction sagaâ€™s of all time with the Ender books starting with Enderâ€™s Game. Marvel talent and Card have been bringing Enderâ€™s story to comic books and now an all-original story, the prequel to Enderâ€™s Game, is coming to comic book form first. The 7-issue miniseries called Formic Wars Burning Earth is written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston with art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo.
Marvel is partnering with ComicsPRO retailers to release the first installment of the miniseries a day early on February 14, 2011. These retailers will be celebrating this story by offering some great sales on the other Ender collections. If youâ€™re in Chapel Hill, NC, you may want to head over to Chapel Hill Comics that day where Card and Johnston will be on hand to sign the comic.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled at the opportunity to work with ComicsPRO, the largest organization of professional comic shop retailers in the world, to expand outside the super-hero genre and bring in new readers who have been waiting for this epic story to be told,â€ explains Senior Vice President of Sales, David Gabriel. â€œWith these outstanding retailers and the popularity of the Enderâ€™s Game brand, itâ€™s a surefire hit!â€