Joe Casey will work with a battery of artists on reimagining Jack Kirby's Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers beginning in August from Dynamite.
Creators working with Casey on the series will include Nathan Fox on covers, Michel Fiffe, Jim Rugg and Jim Mahfood.
The publisher is offering little in the way of details, other than to say that Captain Victory is launched into an epic adventure that spans both space and time.
"As a fan, this was the first Kirby creation I was in on the ground floor of... so to be writing this series is a big deal and a huge honor," said Casey. "And we've got some of the best artists in the business -- a lot of my favorite artists, in fact -- to turn this thing into a jam of cosmic proportions. And just like Kirby always did, we're going to be pushing the envelope in all sorts of cool ways."
"Nick Barrucci has brought together a very talented team of people, which include writer Joe Casey and artist Nathan Fox," said the Trustee of the Kirby Family Estate, Lisa Kirby. "Through them Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers will be introduced to a whole new generation, and for those already familiar with The Captain and his team, I am sure you'll be entertained as well!"
"We've wanted to relaunch the universe of characters by the late, great Jack Kirby, but wanted to wait for the right creative team to help us reintroduce the characters to comic fans," added Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. "Joe Casey is a huge fan, and is bringing his own voice to these fantastic characters. We spoke about the direction he thought would engage fans, and Nathan Fox's participation just sealed the deal. This series has been in the works for over a year as both Joe and Nathan had to fit it in to their schedules, and we did not wish to rush the series. I have to say, I couldn't be happier. Fans are going to be ecstatic with Joe and Nathan's story and art for the series."
Captain Victory and the Galactic Rangers #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' June Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2014.