TOP COW MIXES HIGH FANTASY ALCHEMY WITH AZTEC MYTHOLOGY IN APRIL’S HELM GREYCASTLE
PORTLAND, Ore. 01/20/2021 — Critically acclaimed writer Henry Barajas (La Voz de M.A.Y.O.: Tata Rambo) teams up with artist Rahmat M. Handoko (Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Ultimate Spider-Man: Infinite Comic) and colorist Bryan Valenza (Witchblade) for the all new Latinx fantasy series Helm Greycastle. This four-issue miniseries will launch from Image/Top Cow Productions this April.
Helm Greycastle will also feature alternative covers by such talent as David Lapham (Stray Bullets), Tony Parker (God of War), and Becky Cloonan (Immortal Wonder Woman), along with a bonus Latinx one-shot RPG (5E compatible) written by Tristan J. Tarwater (Rolled & Told) and showcasing art by Jen Vaughn (d20 Dames).
"What if the Aztec Empire defeated the Spanish Conquistadors? As a
Mexican-American who has had no formal education on my indigenous
background, writing this book has been very empowering," said
Barajas. "I'm excited to share some Mesoamerican history while mixing it
with swords and sorcery."
In Helm Greycastle, the last dragon prince has been
abducted—kept prisoner by an unknown threat: AZTEC MEXICA! Helm
Greycastle and his outsider comrades are here to save the prince—but are
recruited by a resistance plotting to overthrow Montezuma. Will
Greycastle help save the people of MEXICA...or rescue the dragon prince
"Working on Helm has been very challenging for me because this
time I am not only a colorist but also a co-creator," said Valenza. "One
of my biggest achievements in 2020 is being able to be involved in this
Handoko added: "I'm having a blast working on Helm Greycastle and bringing Aztec gods to life."
Helm Greycastle #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28:
Helm Greycastle #1 Cover A Handoko & Valenza - FEB210027
Helm Greycastle #1 Cover B Lapham - FEB210028
Helm Greycastle #1 Cover C Parker - FEB210029
Helm Greycastle #1 Cover D Cloonan [limited] - FEB210030
Helm Greycastle #1 will also be
available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon
Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
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