Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas Sets Off a Generational War of Magicians in Excellence

Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas ignite a generational war in an all-new, action-fantasy series—Excellence—launching from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment this May. This new series features a creative team comprised entirely of creators of color.

Excellence follows Spencer Dales, a young man born into a world of magic. His father belongs to the Aegis, a secret society of magicians ordered by their unseen masters to better the lives of others—those with greater potential—but never themselves.

Now it’s time for Spencer to follow in his father’s footsteps, but all he sees is a broken system in need of someone with the wand and the will to change it. But in this fight for a better future, who will stand beside him?

The conflict of the series explodes between a father and son that have a different idea as to who should benefit from their power and how long they are supposed to wait for things to get “better.” It’s about a generational rift that takes its visual cues from artists like Jim Steranko, Hitchcock, and Saul Bass and remixing them with anime, hip-hop, and video game influences.

Excellence #1 (Diamond Code MAR190016) hits comics shops on Wednesday, May 8. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, April 15.

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