Valiant Entertainment have revealed some of their plans for February 2019. Launching that month will be a new four-issue mini-series called The Forgotten Queen, bringing back the character War-Monger, who debuted in the Unity super-mega-crossover event, from writer Tini Howard and artist Amilcar Pinna. In a very impressive EX-X-XCLUSIVE obtained by Comic Book Resources, though it would have been more impressive if Bleeding Cool hadn’t reported it two weeks ago, Howard revealed:
I’m a sucker for unlikeable women. I’m a sucker for immortal heartbreak. And I’m a sucker for defining a villain. I couldn’t resist [the War-Monger]. [THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN] is dirty and bloody and mean and ancient and modern. There are fights and sacrifice and kissing. We start on a modern research vessel working hard at sea, and we stick around to uncover what kinds of mysteries sink to the bottom of the ocean…
While Pinna said:
Tini’s script is so awesome, and she has a great sense of what is going to work visually. The entire team behind the book is comprised of great people! If readers want to see some really powerful female characters, this is the place!
Check out the solicit and an unlettered preview below.
THE FORGOTTEN QUEEN #1 (OF 4)
Written by TINI HOWARD
Art by AMILCAR PINNA
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by VIKTOR KALVACHEV
Cover C by VERONICA FISH
Blank Cover Also Available
Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in their way. Legends tell of a witch who walked with them, who could infect the hearts of any warriors in her midst with an unquenchable thirst for battle and bloodshed…a War Monger. And now she is walking again.
This winter, an ancient evil will stir as superstar-in-the-making Tini Howard (Captain America Annual #1, Assasinistas) and powerhouse artist Amilcar Pinna (Generation X) unleash hell in a brand-new saga of honor, love, and savagery that’s centuries in the making!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale FEBRUARY 27th