Teased in a special Free Comic Book Day edition earlier this month, Image Comics has officially announced that The Sacrificers, the all-new ongoing series from New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender and artist Max Fiumara along with colorist Dave McCaig , will launch in August.
Here’s how the publisher describes the series:
In The Sacrificers, tomorrow is a harmonious paradise thanks to five families who make everything perfect…for the price of one child per household. Now, as that bill comes due, a son expected to give everything for a family that never loved him and an affluent daughter determined to destroy utopia who must now unite to end one generation’s unnaturally protracted reign.
After briefly collaborating with Fiumara during his tenure at Marvel, Remender expressed his excitement about reuniting with the artist on a creator-owned project:
“Max has long been one of my very favorite artists. We worked together briefly on a Spider-Man story years ago and he’s always been at the top of my list of artists to reunite with. I think what we’ve developed here is one of the most beautiful and unique stories in the marketplace, in no small part due to Max and color master Dave McCaig’s next level world creating. It is truly unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.”
“The Sacrificers is the book I’ve always dreamed of working on. The pitch completely hooked me with its combination of emotional human dilemmas, exciting worlds, and eccentric characters. I’m having a blast designing it. The collaboration with Rick has been terrific, his way of thinking of story is amazingly simple and effective. He creates strong scenes that I manifest, we complement each other quite well, and Dave is doing such beautiful work with colors.”
In addition to the main cover by Fiumara, The first issue of The Sacrificers will feature variant covers by artists under the Giant Generator imprint at Image including Julian Totino Tedesco, Tula Lotay, Jenny Frison, Matteo Scalera, J.G. Jones, Nic Klein, J.H. Williams III, and Mike Mignola.
The Sacrificers #1 will arrive at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 2nd. Check out the variant covers and preview art below.