Jae Lee returns to creator-owned comics with new Image series
The renowned comic book artist is working on thriller series “Seven Sons” with co-writers Robert Windom and Kelvin Mao.
He’s logged a lot of hours working as a cover artist for several publishers in recent years. Now, cartoonist Jae Lee has his sights set on drawing interior art for a new creator-owned project at Image Comics with co-writers Robert Windom and Kelvin Mao.
Lee is the interior and cover artist of the newly announced “Seven Sons,” a seven-issue thriller series. The first issue is scheduled to go on sale June 15, according to Image Comics. In addition to Lee’s main cover, there will also be 1:25 and 1:50 special incentive variants illustrated by Lee that will soon be available for preorder at your local comic book shop.
“Seven Sons” represents Lee’s first creator-owned project since he wrote and drew popular indie series “Hellshock” in the 1990s. Lee cartooned interior art for issues of "Batman/Superman" and the "Before Watchmen: Ozymandias" miniseries for DC Comics in the early-to-mid-2010s. Most of his comic book work since then has been providing cover art.
“‘Seven Sons’ is a complex and interesting story that grabs you from page one,” Lee said. “I’m excited for people to join us on this thrill ride.”
June Chung is coloring issues of “Seven Sons” while Simon Bowland handles lettering.
The series’ plot revolves around Delph, who is on the run as he learns the truth about his existence. According to an announcement from the Portland, Oregon-based publisher, Delph may represent the the second coming of Christ.
“Kelvin and I were interested in exploring the impact of religion in society,” said Windom.” “But with murder, mystery, romance, and even a missile attack or two — and Jae Lee is the perfect artist to realize our vision of this alternative history.”
View a six-page preview of “Seven Sons” below, courtesy of Image Comics. In addition to print copies, issues of the series will also be available from digital providers, including Google Play and Amazon Kindle.