Chip Zdarsky, Kris Anka and Matt Wilson walk among “The White Trees” in a new fantasy miniseries from Image Comics
Chip Zdarsky is a hilarious goof, and he also writes some mighty fine comics. Team him up with artists like Kris Anka and Matt Wilson? Well then, I think you might have something really special.
It’s a good thing, then, that Image Comics see it that way too, as they’ve announced the upcoming two-issue miniseries The White Trees from the trio. Taking place in the fictional land of Blacksand, the “hot fantasy,” as Zdarsky calls it, tells the tale of three warriors who are forced reunite after years of peace when all of their children are kidnapped. Even with Zdarsky and Anka’s silliness in the description of the story, it’s looking like it will be an entertaining quest that touches on some poignant themes of camaraderie and fatherhood.
Check out the details below.
DAREDEVIL WRITER CHIP ZDARSKY TEAMS UP WITH RUNAWAYS ARTISTS KRIS ANKA & MATT WILSON FOR AN ALL-NEW FANTASY MINISERIES, THE WHITE TREES
Early interior artwork revealed
PORTLAND, Ore. 05/24/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed Daredevil writer Chip Zdarsky and beloved Runaways artists Kris Anka and Matt Wilson will team up for a tautly-woven, eye-popping new fantasy miniseries, The White Trees. The series will be comprised of two oversized issues—which will tell a complete story—with the The White Trees #1 hitting shelves this August.
“I’m beyond thrilled to be working with Kris and Matt again!” bellowed Zdarsky. “Are they thrilled to be working with me again? It really doesn’t matter as I tricked them into signing a contract by using the words ‘hot fantasy.’ Legally, they have to illustrate this tale of fraught relationships forged in war and the complexities of fatherhood.
“Or suffer the consequences.”
The White Trees is set in the fantastical world of Blacksand, where peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon. Can they put aside their memories of the war—and each other—for one last adventure?
Anka added: "This book has everything: action, suspense, romance, Daddies."
The White Trees #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on August 14.