We got a taste of Lion Forge’s plans for its Catalyst Prime superhero universe on Thursday at the Diamond Retailer Summit. As announced there, Lion Forge co-founders Carl Reed and David Steward II will take the reigns as Editorial Directors of the line, and with it come a number of creative team changes, some of which were announced Thursday, and some of which will be rolled out in the coming months.
And there’s a new series too: Quincredible, by Mildred Louis, Selina Espiritu, and Michelle Wong. In a press release, Lion Forge revealed details as well as some art from the new series.
The series follows Quinton, your average high school sophomore, who also happens to be moonlighting as a superhero. While his fierce bravado may serve him, he’s still in dire need of the discipline to ensure he not only saves the day but minimizes the damage done in the process. Enter Maya, a member of her neighborhood watch, who takes him under her wing to give him a better understanding of the responsibilities of being a hero and what it means to save the day.
Quinton’s first real test comes when he faces off with Null, an embittered young man with a vendetta against Foresight Corp. and superheroes at large.
Look for that in August. Also, some words from Carl Reed and Dave Stewart II:
“Our goal is to show greater differentiation in creative and style among all the titles, as well as adding new series focused on Young Adult and Middle Grade readership,” says Lion Forge CEO and founder David Steward II. “Catalyst Prime came about as part of our promise to produce ‘Comics for Everyone,’ and we want to publish books that cover all genres with inclusive representation across these titles. I think readers still want more unique stories from diverse points of view, and while the market may seem saturated with Marvel and DC, we feel there is room to create something authentic and different.”
“For as long as I can remember, superheroes have been told from the perspective of Marvel or DC,” says COO and co-founder Carl Reed. “I am particularly excited about bringing the Catalyst Prime Universe to our YA imprint and our children’s imprints. The sandbox is expanding, and I am thrilled to be able to explore different approaches to the superhero genre. We seek to tell larger-than-life stories in a new and different way, and we have serious plans for the company and our impact on the industry.”
Check out the art from Quincredible below: