Dynamite Entertainment has announced the full creative team for Project Superpowers: Blackcross, a supernatural thriller written by comic book luminary Warren Ellis. Colton Worley, the fan-favorite Dynamite mainstay whose previous works include The Shadow Now and The Complete Dracula, will lend his atmospheric, hyper-realistic art style to the project. The March 2015 debut of Blackcross will be supported by a generous helping of variant covers from industry superstars and previous Ellis collaborators, including Jae Lee, Tula Lotay, Declan Shalvey, Jason Howard, Gabriel Hardman, and interior artist Colton Worley himself.
In the all-new Project Superpowers series, Warren Ellis and Colton Worley take readers on a sinister journey away from the brightly clad heroes of the Golden Age, and into the small town of Blackcross, nestled in the Pacific Northwest. All small towns have secrets, but Blackcross has more secrets than most… it’s a lonesome place, haunted by something truly impossible. Project Superpowers: Blackcross is a ghost story about something reaching out from the other side of the night, through the forest and mist of a remote town, to grasp at the hearts of its unsuspecting residents — victims who won’t know that they’re the targets of a strange killer until it’s much, much too late.
Dynamite first announced Ellis’ participation in a Project Superpowers series in April 2014.
Alongside a handful of Dynamite’s most beloved cover artists, Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 will showcase a number of artists from Warren Ellis’ most popular recent releases, including Declan Shalvey (from Ellis’ acclaimed run on Marvel’s Moon Knight), Tula Lotay of the Image Comics title, Supreme: Blue Rose, and Jason Howard of Trees. Jae Lee, the superstar artist of Batman/Superman, has a long history of providing highly sought-after cover editions for Dynamite Entertainment titles, as have Gabriel Hardman (Magnus: Robot Fighter) and, of course, Colton Worley.
Project Superpowers: Blackcross #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2015 Previews catalog for release in March. Project Superpowers: Blackcross will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms.