Sovereign #1 Written by Chris Roberson
Illustrated by Paul Maybury
Cover by Paul Maybury Image Comics
Release Date: March 19, 2014
Cover Price: $2.99
Touting a comic as “an epic fantasy in the tradition of Game of Thrones,” means the creative team has some very high standards to meet; and Sovereign has the potential to truly do just that. From the creative team of Chris Roberson and Paul Maybury, comes a new epic fantasy set in a unique world.
The Luminari are venturing out to the lowlands with a secret in tow and must face the living dead in the process; the warriors known as Horselords are swift and vicious in battle, but their leader is not faring too well in health; ship-traveling companions must thwart a giant sea beast in order to continue along their journey. The ways of the past are returning, meaning chaos for all cultures.
Dogs of Mars Trade paperback
Story by Johnny Zito, Tony Trov and Christian Weiser
Art by Paul Maybury Image Comics
Release Date: May 2, 2012
Cover Price: $15.99
Dogs of Mars is a comic rooted in restraint. Nearly every panel of this Sci-Fi horror comic is a detailed study in delicacy. Everything from relationships to brutal violence is explored in Dogs of Mars. Yet, none of it is fully exposed to us as readers. When many comics sprint from one extreme to the next, Dogs of Mars plants the first seeds of terror from page one. The result is a completely visceral experience that will leave you checking to make sure your doors and windows are locked.
Dogs of Mars has a pace and tone that should exist organically in this genre of comic yet rarely does. Writers Johnny Zito, Tony Trov, and Christian Weiser have crafted something that will genuinely make you uneasy. That sense of discomfort is in part due to the fact that the writers of this comic have done everything in their power to alienate the reader. Characters are far from home, on an uninhabitable planet and they are being hunted. These are not careful calculating aliens hunting the unfortunate astronauts either. These are rabid and vicious beasts with snapping jaws that will eviscerate everything that comes in their path.