Warren Ellis' New PROJECT SUPERPOWERS Epic, BLACKCROSS, Welcomes Colton Worley and All-Star Cover Artists to Creative Team
In the all-new Project Superpowers series, Warren Ellis and Colton Worley take readers on a sinister journey away from the brightly clad heroes of the Golden Age, and into the small town of Blackcross, nestled in the Pacific Northwest. All small towns have secrets, but Blackcross has more secrets than most... it's a lonesome place, haunted by something truly impossible. Project Superpowers: Blackcross is a ghost story about something reaching out from the other side of the night, through the forest and mist of a remote town, to grasp at the hearts of its unsuspecting residents -- victims who won't know that they're the targets of a strange killer until it's much, much too late.
Dynamite first announced Ellis' participation in a Project Superpowers series in April 2014, but today marks the first public statement of Worley's involvement in the project. "I'm delighted by Colton Worley's art," says Warren Ellis. "It's the kind of dark, muscular, classical American comic-strip illustration that I thought they didn't make any more, with the control of light and shade that makes the whole thing feel like a supernatural thriller from noir cinema."
Colton Worley says, "Ellis wrote a hell of a good script for me and everyone else to work off of. We're all very happy with the end result and glad we can show it off a little before everyone has it."
Alongside a handful of Dynamite's most beloved cover artists, Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 will showcase a number of artists from Warren Ellis' most popular recent releases, including Declan Shalvey (from Ellis' acclaimed run on Marvel's Moon Knight), Tula Lotay of the Image Comics title, Supreme: Blue Rose, and Jason Howard of Trees. Jae Lee, the superstar artist of Batman/Superman, has a long history of providing highly sought-after cover editions for Dynamite Entertainment titles, as have Gabriel Hardman (Magnus: Robot Fighter) and, of course, Colton Worley.
Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' January 2015 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in March. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Blackcross #1 with their local comic book retailers. Project Superpowers: Blackcross will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.