Ahead of Image’s full solicitations release in December, the publisher revealed a new series launching that month. Hexware will be a six-issue miniseries from Tim Seeley and Zulema Scotto Lavina mixing fantasy and sci-fi, or, in comic book elevator pitch lingo, according to the press release, “Cyberpunk 2077 is drenched in the supernatural and goes full throttle Devil May Cry.” Cyberpunk and magic in a dystopian future theme, or “the future, but it’s bad,” if you will, happens to be one of the five essential comic book pitches every creator needs if they’re going to get off the hook. a series of About One images from the Five Things Image Publishes About series, as well as “gods living in the world of humans”, “music as a superpower”, “criminals with hearts of gold” and ” dragon-men of insatiable desire”. So you know it’s going to be good!
Excerpt from the press release:
Acclaimed creator Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival, Nightwing, Superman vs. Lobo) and rising star Zulema Scotto Lavina (Red Sonja, The Little Mermaid) join forces for the next Hexware. This futuristic six-issue miniseries is set to launch in December by Image Comics, in cooperation with the Italian media company and creative workshop Arancia Studio—home of Mirka Andolfo’s best-selling image titles, other international books and intellectual property.
Hexware is an exciting new story – with an anime twist – where Cyberpunk 2077 gets drenched in the supernatural and goes full throttle Devil May Cry.
In a world ruled by corporations where class inequality is greater than ever, a desperate and lonely populace is drawn to neo-spiritualism and hedge magic. When her teenage daughter is murdered, the Marks family finds themselves asking the gods what they have done to deserve this. But their android servant, Which-Where, takes a different approach. Maybe if she asked the Devil…
Here’s what Tim Seeley had to say about Hexware:
It’s an idea that’s been in my head for a while. Working with Arancia Studios and Zulema has allowed him to jump on the page and take on all sorts of new influences like horror manga and sci-fi anime. Hexware is part cyberpunk, part fantasy and all about love, loss and dark affairs. Pull out a spellbook and cast your cyber-pagan.
And Zulema Scotto Lavina added:
A fascinating sci-fi world, imbued with just the right amount of sorcery vibes, is an android’s journey, through life and death. Working with Tim Seeley is a dream come true for me and I think readers will like where we are going with the story!
Hexware #1 hits stores December 7th. You can see three covers (by Lavina, Seeley and Mirka Andolfo) and some preview pages below.
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