Lion Forge is going through some growing pains while they figure out the right mix of titles for kids, YA, and Andre the Giant markets. But Roar has something interesting with Castoffs. Molly Ostertag’s art is the first thing that will grab you on it, but M.K. Reed is an interesting pick for story fodder. It’s looking to be Harry Potter meets Mechwarrior.
Hopefully the Castoffs will be worth the wait.
From Lion Forge/Roar Comics:
Lion Forge Comics announced today the expected release date of the latest title from their ROAR COMICS all-ages imprint, THE CASTOFFS (AUG161759), featuring writers Brian Smith (The Stuff of Legend) and M. K. Reed (Americus), and artist Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist). This four-issue young adult miniseries centers on three female mages who accidentally restart an age-old war with a robot army. The first two issues will have battle wraparound variants that depict an historic conflict that took place in the lore of the world of the series. Variant cover artists are Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Lumberjanes) for issue #1 (AUG161760) and Sloane Leong (From Under Mountains) for issue #2. THE CASTOFFS hits stores October 12 and will be available in print as well as digitally.
ROAR COMICS Senior Editor Adam Staffaroni says, “Brian and M. K. have both done incredible world building and character building in their work, and I was thrilled to have them collaborating on a brand-new fantasy world filled with such depth and detail. And Molly’s ability to bring it all to life simply blew us away.”