ON THE HEELS OF FIRE POWER SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT, KIRKMAN & SAMNEE REVEAL PLANS FOR PRELUDE GRAPHIC NOVEL TO HIT STORES IN APRIL
PORTLAND, Ore. 01/09/2020 — Fans eager to jump into the world of Fire Power won’t have to wait until May. The New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award winning team of Robert Kirkman (Oblivion Song, The Walking Dead), artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil), colorist Matt Wilson (Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine), and letterer Rus Wooton (The Walking Dead), will reveal the origin story of the Fire Power protagonist Owen Johnson in the forthcoming Fire Power, Vol. 1: Prelude original graphic novel. This brand new story will hit stores from Image/Skybound Entertainment in April—just in time for readers to get on board before the single issue series launches the following month.
“Owen Johnson's story is just too epic! We need this prelude graphic novel to get you primed for the series launch with issue #1," said Kirkman. "I'm so thrilled that we're going to be introducing the world to Fire Power in this format. Readers will be able to pick up this book, featuring nearly eight issues worth of story and art for $9.99 on a Wednesday and then come back to the store on Saturday ready for the free issue #1 on Free Comic Book Day! That's almost too much Samnee and Wilson goodness to handle!”
Owen Johnson's journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?
Fire Power, Vol. 1: Prelude (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1655-3) will be available on Wednesday, April 29 and in bookstores on Tuesday, May 5. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop and on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
Fire Power will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visitwww.imagecomics.com.
ABOUT SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT
Founded in 2010, Skybound Entertainment a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming, and merchandise. The company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and his longtime producing and business partner David Alpert.