As announced at Rose City Comic Con, acclaimed I, Vampire writer Joshua Hale Fialkov, Eisner nominee and writer of the Emmy-nominated animated film Afro Samurai: Resurrection, is set to pen a brand-new series from the pages of Dark Horse Comics's Captain Midnight—Skyman!
Skyman will be a four-issue miniseries beginning in January 2014, with pencils by Manuel Garcia and inks by Javier Bergantiño Menor (a.k.a. Bit). The first issue features regular and variant covers by Freddie Williams II and Dan Scott!
“So honored to be a part of a line of comics that seek to bring back the classic feel of superheroes but in a thoroughly modern way. Plus, working alongside my buddies Josh Williamson and Fred Van Lente is a true treat,” states Fialkov, referring to the writers of Captain Midnight and Brain Boy, two superhero series that are closely entwined with Skyman.
After an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Captain Midnight, a drunken Skyman accidentally kills an innocent man! Turns out he’s not only an overly patriotic zealot; he’s also a dangerous PR nightmare. Needing a new face for their initiative ASAP, the Skyman Program turns to US Air Force Captain Eric Reid: a wounded veteran on the ropes, looking for a new lease on life. Reid must fight off his personal demons to have any chance of surviving the potentially deadly initiation.
Fans can catch Skyman’s first appearance in the pages of Captain Midnight #4, due in stores October 30th. Skyman #1 is on sale January 15, 2014, in comic shops everywhere!