Writer Greg Rucka returns to Image Comics, with Lazarus: X+66; a six-story, six-issue miniseries set in the world of Lazarus.
The Eisner-winning series writer (The Old Guard, Black Magick) joins with series designer/writer Eric Trautmann, with writers Aaron Duran and Neal Bailey, and six different artists for Lazurus: X+66, which will set the stage for the series sixth story arc in July.
For Lazarus: X+66 #1, artist Steve Lieber (The Fix, Superior Foes of Spider-Man) lends his talents to the trials and tribulations of Casey Solomon as she fights to survive Dagger training. Ever since she caught the eye of the Lazarus, Casey has learned that gaining the Family’s attention can be as much of a curse as a blessing. Will Dagger Selection destroy Casey, or will survival mean something worse?
Subsequent issues will feature art by Mack Chater, Justin Greenwood, Alitha Martinez, Bilquis Evely, and Tristan Jones. Each issue will feature a cover by series artist Michael Lark.
“Part of the joy of writing Lazarus for me is exploring and defining different aspects of the world, and in particular the characters who inhabit it,” said Rucka. “Following the events of Cull, and gearing up for the inevitable trauma that will be Fracture, this was the ideal time and place to look into some of the corners of our universe that had been, for one reason or another, neglected, while at the same time buttressing and expanding on the overall ‘main story’ that Michael and I are telling. Every one of these stories is important in the larger narrative, and getting to provide a laser focus on them is simply something that we can’t do in the confines of the pages of the monthly.”
“And, speaking purely selfishly,” Rucka added, “it’s a chance to work closely with some amazing talent in both writing and art at the same time.
Lazarus: X+66 #1 arrived in comic book stores Wednesday, July 19th.