The premise for the series, from the creative duo of Tini Howard and Amilcar Pinna, will follow the main character as she ascends from her presumed death to wreak havoc on the Valiant Universe, “Long ago, the mighty generals of the Mongol Empire rode from Siberia to Carpathia and conquered all who stood in its 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.”
“I’m a sucker for unlikable women, I’m a sucker for immortal heartbreak and I’m a sucker for defining a villain. I couldn’t resist,” Howard stated. “The Forgotten Queen is dirty and bloody, mean and ancient and modern. There are fights, sacrifices 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.”
This series will continue what has already been set into motion with Valiant’s ‘Beyond’ initiative, which will carry the publisher into 2019 and further expand the Valiant Universe.
Look for The Forgotten Queen #1 (of four) to land on shelves on Feb. 27, 2019, but do also keep an eye out for more exciting projects from Valiant, which will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year, having launched in 1989.