PORTLAND, Ore. 07/10/2024 — The forthcoming August launch The Power Fantasy by bestselling, award winning writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Die, forthcoming We Called Them Giants) and creative powerhouse artist Caspar Wijngaard (Home Sick Pilots, All Against All) will boast a lineup of exciting covers, including 1:50incentive variants by Rian Hughes—the start of a set of six which use a pantone inks to showcase the whole cast—and a 1:100 by Tula Lotay. A new Cover A by Wijngaard for the debut issue of this highly anticipated new series was unveiled exclusively by io9/Gizmodo yesterday.

“If you’ve got a master designer and artist as part of the team, it was only right to create a showcase for how he sees the team—bold, modernist and with the power of pantone,” said Gillen. “When he asked us if we could use pantone inks, how could we say no? Meanwhile Tula is an artist who I’ve always adored, and jump at any chance for her to do a cover on one of our books. You always know that she’s going to really do a showcase for the vulnerability and beauty of the cast, and she’s absolutely done that with Masumi (aka Deconstructa) our tragic heroine. I adore it.”

Of the new Cover A for the series’ debut issue, he added: “Our original cover leaned into the character drama of the book, but we realised it didn’t quite explain either the scale or the stakes of it. The Power Fantasy is unlike anything else on the shelves, and we wanted that first issue to make it clear. We’re here, and the stakes are everything.”

A daringly uncompromising new superhero hero epic, The Power Fantasy offers an edge-of-your seat read in which every character is a nuclear weapon on the brink of detonation… And the entire planet is on high alert.

It’s a world where “Superpowered” has a specific meaning. It’s reserved solely for those with the destructive potential of the nuclear arsenal of the most powerful nations on Earth. There are presently six superpowered beings, and the future of the planet is reliant on them never, ever coming into conflict.

The Power Fantasy #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 7:

  • Cover A by Wijngaard – Lunar Code 0624IM233
  • Cover B by Stephanie Hans – Lunar Code 0624IM234
  • Cover C 1:50 copy incentive by Hughes – Lunar Code 0624IM816
  • Cover D 1:100 copy incentive by Lotay – Lunar Code 0624IM817
  • Cover E Blank Sketch cover – Lunar Code 0624IM818

The Power Fantasy #2 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 11:

  • Cover A by Wijngaard – Lunar Code 0724IM376
  • Cover B by Sweeney Boo – Lunar Code 0724IM377
  • Cover C 1:50 copy incentive by Hughes

The Power Fantasy will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

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