This coming Wednesday, April 26th on New Comic Book Day (NCBD),
Valiant Entertainment has the debut issue of BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1!
Writer Peter Milligan, artist Juan José Ryp, and colorist Frank D’Armata return to Rome for BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)! In the aftermath of last year’s ten-time sold-out debut, the ancient world’s first detective, Antonius Axia, is back with an all-new mystery…and an all-new string of murders plaguing the Roman Empire. Has the god Apollo come to Earth to stalk Rome’s highborn citizens? And what ties this series of brutal murders to the winning streak held by the city’s first female gladiator? Secrets await in Valiant’s latest prestige format investigation into myth and mystery!
Here’s a look at the #NCBD release from Valiant this Wednesday!
BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 (of 4)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (FEB172054)
Cover B by DAVID MACK (FEB172055)
Character Design Variant by DAVID MACK (FEB172057)
Variant Cover by ADAM GORHAM (FEB172058)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (FEB172059)
Blank Cover Also Available (FEB172056)
Valiant’s critically acclaimed, 10-time sold-out magnum opus returns with a brand-new journey into myth and mystery, from comics master Peter Milligan (Shade, The Changing Man) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA)!
Fifty thousand Romans stand on their feet, watching from the rafters of the coliseum with captured breath as Achillia, a gladiator unlike any that Rome has seen before, faces incredible odds – one lone warrior against five of Rome’s greatest. Such is the tradition, when a female gladiator enters the fray. When the carnage is complete, the coliseum roars its approval as Achillia stands victorious. Now, only one match away from winning her freedom, she has begun to gain renown. The women of Rome, suppressed by their husbands and fathers, have noticed. The men of Rome, husbands and fathers to a growing horde of women entertaining ideas of independence, have noticed as well.
On the other side of Rome, a strange mystery swirls through the Palatine Hill. In the dead of night, down winding alleys, Rome’s elite swear that they see visions of a blood-soaked Apollo walking the city…visions that are driving them mad. Even more are becoming sick with weird fever god-dreams. Panic ensues in the city. The Chief Vestal, Rubria, is arrested by Emperor Nero and threatened with crucifixion unless the deadly curse that’s fallen on Rome is lifted. She asks Antonius Axia, hero of Britannia and Rome’s only detective, for help. She offers only one clue…the gladiator Achillia.
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)
*** info courtesy of Valiant Entertainment