Dark Horse Comics and Berger Books is taking fans to a science fiction universe with their new comic Invisible Kingdom. The multi-part story takes place in a far-flung galaxy (similar to one that is far far away) and is written by G. Willow Wilson with art by Christian Ward.
One a young religious acolyte, and the other, a hard-bitten freighter pilot, who separately uncover an unholy conspiracy between the leader of the Renunciation, the system’s dominant religion, and Lux, the all-consuming mega-corporation that controls society. On the run from dangerous reprisals on both sides, this unlikely pair of rebels risks plunging the world into total anarchy if they reveal the truth.”
Dark Horse and #BergerBooks are excited to announce INVISIBLE KINGDOM, an epic multi-part sci-fi saga from G. @GWillowWilson and Christian Ward @cjwardart! This new series is set to begin March 2019. Details: https://t.co/BF1AmQZ8dt #sdcc2018 pic.twitter.com/QAw1q8nTzf
— Dark Horse Comics (@DarkHorseComics) July 17, 2018
Wilson, an award-winning writer and Hugo and Eisner Award-winning artist Christian Ward are taking charge in Invisible Kingdom. Wilson is responsible for getting Marvel Comics A-Force launched and is currently writing for Ms. Marvel (not to be confused with Captain Marvel). She’s written graphic novels and comics for DC Comics as well.
Ward’s art includes Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, and Image where he assisted Matt Fraction with the comic ODY-C. A science fiction re-imagination of the Odyssey.
According to Wilson, the comic is a mix between the anime Cowboy Bebop and Dune. Does that mean space pirates, bounty hunters, sandworms, and cosmic corgis? One can hope.
Flavors of Dune with medleys of Cowboy Bebop
I mean if you gotta aim, aim high right https://t.co/S0TC8PmRIa
— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) July 17, 2018
We don’t know much about Invisible Kingdom. The stunning cover art gives off a No Man’s Sky vibe. It depicts a woman dressed in red flowing robes staring at a colorful view of space. A massive floating rock formation is surrounded by hovering rocks a rainbow effect and a planet behind it all. Wilson says,
“Christian Ward’s art is truly visionary—this is one of the most dynamic collaborations I’ve ever been involved with. I can’t wait to show the world what we’ve cooked up.”
Invisible Kingdom No. 1 goes on sale March 20, 2019.