Writer Cullen Bunn, artist Fran Galan, and letterer Simon Bowland are teaming up in July for a new comic called Knights Temporal about a former crusader named Auguste de Riviere who, feeling guilty about his part in the medieval version of the Twitter culture wars, follows a necromancer into a forest and ends up jumping throughout time and space, like a certain Sam Beckett from the hit 1989 television series Quantum Leap.
In a press release from AfterShock, Bunn explains:
This is a weird fantasy tale. It’s the story of Auguste, a medieval knight in search of redemption, who pursues a vile necromancer into a forbidden, haunted forest. It is said that no one who enters this forest ever leaves. This is not the case for Auguste, though. He leaves the forest–but when he exits, he finds himself in another time. And another time. And another time. Auguste’s very existence is shattered and cast through time and space. He exists over and over again in multiple eras. And in all of those eras, he has the same goal–to stop the necromancer’s evil plans. There’s a strange connection between all of these different “instances” of Auguste’s existence, one that can be both a boon and a deadly disadvantage.
So medieval Quantum Leap. Got it. And it sounds awesome. Check out the solicit and some preview art below. Knights Temporal leaps into comic stores on July 31st.
KNIGHTS TEMPORAL #1
Writer: Cullen Bunn
Artist: Fran Galan
Letters: Simon Bowland
Cover: Fran Galan
1:10 Incentive Cover: Nat Jones
1:25 Lenticular Incentive Cover: Mike Rooth
When Auguste de Riviere returned from the Crusades, he was ashamed and horrified by the things he had done. Hoping to reclaim his soul, he pledged to root out evil wherever it might be found. But when he pursues a vile sorcerer into a forbidden forest, his life is shattered. Auguste ventured into the dark forest, but emerged in the modern world. Accompanied now by the enigmatic Jane Fool, Auguste hunts a madman while trying to piece together the mystery of his very existence.
$3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 07.31.19