Later this month, Immortal Studios is releasing its latest Kickstarter campaign for their latest Immortaverse series, Assassin G by Jen Troy, a writer for the CW super girl and artist He Tao, with coloring by Hi-Fi Design and lettering by AndWorld Design. “With his mastery of iconic Vermillion Pavilion combat moves such as Chiral Light and Umbral Strike, Assassin G is truly unrivaled,” said Hank Kanalz, new publishing director of Immortal Studios. “This is our fourth addition to the Immortal Storyverse, and I’m very pleased with how this story has strong threads in our other series, and yet stands on its own as an exciting new quest for revenge packed action.”
Bleeding Cool previously reported that former DC Comics editors Brian Cunninghamand former SVP DC and young blood co-creator Hank Kanalzhad joined Immortal Studios, working with Dynamite Entertainment on a line of Wuxia-genre graphic novels to comic book stores that had been crowdfunded on Kickstarter, as part of their Storyverse, or Immortaverse, with a series of interconnected comics inspired by by the narration of Shiao Yi. His son Peter Payhuan Shiao is CEO and Founder of Immortal Studios, collaborating with a team of comic book storytellers, to modernize and globalize the Wuxia genre.
The cover art and trailer are below…
ASSASSIN G presents the deadly saga of revenge between warring factions in the martial world in the early 1980s. The world’s preeminent Chinese-language IP that has been adapted for television four times, and this new series will mark the first comic in history and adaptation in English. A pre-launch page that fans can click to receive an email when the Assassin G Kickstarter campaign launches is now live.
In ASSASSIN G, Margot Gan was orphaned at the age of two and raised to become a master martial artist, the virtually unstoppable, ghostly Assassin G. His only mission in life is to eliminate the powerful families of the Seven Cultures Alliance and avenge their betrayal. of his mother-in-law, the fearsome Shui Hongshao. But everything changes when Assassin G meets JP Yin, the main heir of the Yueyang family (one of the families of the Seven Cultures Alliance).
“At the heart of ASSASSIN G is an exciting game of cat and mouse that is played between a syndicate of assassins and the ruling martial families,” said Jen Troy. “When they meet, fists and romantic sparks fly, which makes us wonder: will their mutual admiration lead to something more or will their loyalty to their respective families drive them apart like Romeo and Juliet? It’s the classic ‘will they, won’t they’, and it’s set in a super fun globetrotting adventure in the 80s.
“ASSASSIN G offers Wuxia action and international intrigue,” said He Tao, an artist from Tan Comics, who has worked on HOME and Free Fire comics. “Each page should capture the interpersonal drama that drives the story, as well as the big-screen settings and 80s culture. I was a fan of the original 19th Sister Gang in Chinese, and this is a career high for telling the story of Assassin G and Jp Yin come to life in the first-ever comic book adaptation of the story to bring this classic to a new international audience.”
“Our goal is to bring the entirety of the wuxia tradition from its founding spiritual ideals thousands of years ago, and more recent interpretations, into the contemporary world,” said Peter Shiao. “In Assassin G, we transport key story elements from the original 甘19妹 (gan the 19th Assassin) to the greed, pop, and post-war fueled days of the early 1980s, to a time when many old traditions are dying out to reflect where we are today. I’m so excited to bring this legendary story to the West for the first time, while also providing millions of existing fans with all-new elements of story.
Assassin G #1 will feature a main cover of He Taoas well as variant covers of Joyce Chin, Gene Ha and Gian Gulang, who created the artwork for the Criterion Collection Bruce Lee box set – this will be his first comic book art project.