Robert Kirkman (Oblivion Song, The Walking Dead, Invincible), artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil), colorist Matt Wilson (Paper Girls, The Wicked + The Divine), and letterer Rus Wooton (The Walking Dead) have all come together on a joint venture with Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment to be bring Fire Power to the comic shelves.
Fire Power Volume 1: Prelude is set to arrive as a new original graphic novel, set for this April as an origin story of its story protagonist, Owen Johnson, for a new single issue series coming the following month. The first issue of that series will be free on Free Comic Day in May.
Owen Johnson’s journey to China to learn about his birth parents eventually leads him to a mysterious Shaolin Temple. The students there study to rediscover the Fire Power, the lost art of throwing fireballs. A power they claim will be needed soon to save the world. Will Owen Johnson be the first person in a thousand years to wield the FIRE POWER?
“Owen Johnson’s story is just too epic! We need this prelude graphic novel to get you primed for the series launch with issue #1,” said Kirkman in a recent press release. “I’m so thrilled that we’re going to be introducing the world to Fire Power in this format. Readers will be able to pick up this book, featuring nearly eight issues worth of story and art for $9.99 on a Wednesday and then come back to the store on Saturday ready for the free issue #1 on Free Comic Book Day! That’s almost too much Samnee and Wilson goodness to handle!”
In the meantime, here is an 11-page preview from Image Comics to boost the the potential for Kirkman’s next big epic story ahead…