Image Comics recently announced Olympia, an all-new comic-book miniseries by Curt Pires (Wyrd), his father Tony Pires, and artist Alex Diotto, starting this November.
Olympia follows Elon, a latchkey kid who spends his days alone reading comic books—until his favorite superhero, Olympian, comes crashing off the page and into reality! But as he nurses his wounded and delirious hero back to health, he discovers Olympian isn’t the only thing that came through… something evil followed him.
“We started working on Olympia just about three years ago when my father was first hospitalized as a means of giving us something to look forward to, to hope for, in dark times. All these months later the book’s finally coming out, even after he’s left us,” said Curt Pires in a recent press release.
Curt Pires adds, “Beyond any Extratextual reasoning I can throw at you, though, this is just good comics. Plain and simple. It’s a love letter to the Spielberg movies we loved so much smashed against the cosmic epicness of the Jack Kirby joints that laid the foundation of our modern entertainment landscape. These are the most personal and raw comics I’ve been a part of, and I hope you’ll join us.”
A comedic yet heartfelt love letter to the comics medium, Olympia is also a meditation on hope and loss, co-conceived by the Pires together while Tony was undergoing treatment for cancer.
Olympia #1 will have two covers: with cover A by Alex Diotto and Dee Cunniffe (above) and cover B (below) by Christian Ward. Both will hit stores on Wednesday, November 20. The new series will be also available across all popular digital comics apps, with access to the latest Image comics releases.