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Image Comics First Look: Early Artwork From RISE OF THE MAGI

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The world as we know it is at risk because the world we don’t see—the one that makes ours possible—is on the brink of destruction. From Top Cow Productions and featuring writing and interior art by Image Comics founder and partner Marc Silvestri (THE DARKNESS, WITCHBLADE, CYBER FORCE) alongside art by Sumeyye Kesgin, comes a new ongoing fantasy adventure series.

“The unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the things that scare us are what make us grow as people,” said Silvestri. “It’s safe then to say that in Rise of the Magi, Asa [series protagonist] and a cast of characters both strange and familiar, will be doing a lot of growing.”

The Magi are awake and they are legion, and only seven magicians, sorcerers, thieves, and killers can stop them. But as Asa will soon find out that there truly is no honor among thieves.

The adventure begins in RISE OF THE MAGI #1 this June. Cover A with art by Marc Silvestri can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140483. Cover B with art by Stjepan Sejic can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140484. Cover C with art by Sumeyye Kesgin can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140485. Cover D (retail incentive) with art by Marc Silvestri will be available to pre-order with Diamond Code MAR140486.

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Top Cow To Combine The Aphrodite IX and Cyber Force Teams. Continuity? WHO CARES?!

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On July 2, APHRODITE IX/CYBER FORCE #1, written by Matt Hawkins and with art by Stjepan Šejić, a crossover spin-off series begins with an event that I know I won’t want to miss. I am a fan of Cyber Force but Aphrodite IX is something entirely new to me…the description alone has me stoked!

Two teams, seven centuries apart, united by one woman’s diabolical plan. The Chairwoman from CYBER FORCE and APHRODITE IX had a plan to recreate the world in her children’s image. Things didn’t go as planned. Featuring the present day team of Cyber Force and the 28th century Aphrodite IX, this story lays the origins of the new comic series IXTH GENERATION, launching in 2015.

Matt Hawkins makes it very clear its about but how everything relates:

“When Marc Silvestri and I sat down to talk Cyber Force two years ago we were building up to this eventual connection between Aphrodite IX and Cyber Force. This book is a self-contained oversized one shot that will explain who all these characters are and their importance to each other and to the Artifacts side of the universe as well. We’re not looking to overburden it with continuity, just show tangentially how they relate.”

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