Valiant release extended first look at "Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome" #1
A few weeks ago, Valiant revealed first details about their upcoming historical fiction series Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome. In addition to the synopsis of the Peter Milligan-penned series, Valiant also provided an early look at Robert Gill's pencils. Today, Valiant have revealed even more details about the project and given a better look at the interiors, complete with color and dialogue. Check it out below, after the release details.
First Look: BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1 – Peter Milligan & Robert Gill Reveal New Horrors on July 25th!
As first revealed at HorrorTalk, Valiant is proud to present a deeper first look at BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1, the incredible introduction to an ALL-NEW EPIC SERIES and BLOODSTAINED JUMPING-ON POINT! On July 25th, acclaimed writer Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) returns to the ancient world with fan-favorite artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) for an an all-new, self-contained entry into Valiant’s supernatural sleuthing series!
The Roman standard – the eagle borne at the front of each Roman legion – was more than just a symbol of the soldiers that carried it… It was a symbol of Rome itself, the ultimate embodiment of the empire’s power…
But now, in the mist-shrouded Germanic forest of Tottenwald, the unthinkable has happened: A rampaging barbarian horde has crushed three of Rome’s most highly skilled detachments in battle…and captured their mighty Roman eagles.
His authority threatened by this all-too-public shame, the mad emperor Nero has dispatched Antonius Axia, the empire’s finest “detectioner” and hero of Britannia, and Achillia, the sword-wielding champion of the gladiatorial arena, to reclaim his stolen relics at any cost.
But what began as a simple mission will soon become a terrifying journey into the dark heart of belief itself as the isolated woodlands of Rome’s enemies reveal unseen dimensions…and the true power of the legion’s lost eagles threatens to consume any who would pursue them…
“As in all the BRITANNIA stories, though there are elements bordering on the supernatural, the biggest monsters are probably some of the men and women that Antonius Axia encounters on his adventures…” writer Peter Milligan told HorrorTalk.
“The story is a nice continuation on the mythos of Antonius Axia that seamlessly builds on the first two series, while presenting a whole new mystery that takes him to a new, unexpected location,” artist Robert Gill said. “There’s an absolute plethora of my favorite things to draw in this series which I hope culminate into one hell of a visual experience for the reader.”
Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #1 hits comic shops and digital retailers on July 25.