IDW Publishing recently announced its new series Sword of Ages, the latest ongoing creative work from the award-winning artist, Gabriel Rodriguez.
Sword of Ages presents an all-new vision of the Excalibur myth in the form of an epic, 5-issue space fantasy. The everlasting legend of the Sacred Sword is born through young warrior Avalon’s brutal clashes with rising tyrants in a world of fantastic creatures, ancient civilizations, alien forces, and true magic.
Rodriguez has worked many years for IDW, as artist and co-creator of many titles. His Locke & Key work gained much notoriety, working with Joe Hill to complete the best-selling comic series. He would then excel in his art for the Eisner award-winning miniseries Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland (with Eric Shanower); Onyx (with Chris Ryall); and last year’s Tales from the Darkside (reuniting with Joe Hill).
“I’ve been daydreaming about this world, these characters, and this tale for over two years. It’s admittedly daunting to fully write and draw a story of my own for the first time,” said Rodriguez. “It’s both an incredible opportunity and a tremendous responsibility so you want to try your best to make it right. Therefore, I’m pouring everything I love about comics into it; mythology, adventures, and appealing human stories. From the myths of Hercules, Gilgamesh, and King Arthur to stories from Bradbury, Moorcock, Foster, and Jodorowsky/Moebius, I want to make this my love letter to fantasy/sci-fi adventures. To have the chance to finally do this story with my friends from IDW Publishing, teaming with my longtime friend and editor Chris Ryall, and collaborating with coloring artist legend Lovern Kindzierski is beyond my wildest dreams as I would never dare to dream an opportunity as amazing as this exists.”
The new comic will launch this October, in 2017.