Image Comics loves bringing us horror, and in June we’ll see them teaming up with Skybound Entertainment once again to deliver ‘Kill the Minotaur’ which promises to reinvent “the iconic monster from Greek myth.” The new book is written by Chris Pasetto (‘Sanitarium’) and Christian Cantamessa (‘Red Dead Redemption’) who previously worked together on the film ‘Air.’ For artwork, they’ve teamed up with artist Lukas Ketner (‘Witch Doctor’) for what promises to be a stunningly fun new take on the classic story.
In the book we know that “Athens lost the war to Crete” and they must pay tribute to King Minos. To do this, they are sacrificing their best citizens in his labyrinth and that which lurks within. Some believe that Theseus not only can end to king’s reign but to do so, he must first survive and stop the Minotaur which has ravaged all of those who have faced it.
According to Cantamessa:
“Growing up in Italy, I was fascinated with mythology and its archetypal stories. Our goal is to continue a time-honored tradition of storytelling and to offer a novel take for a modern audience.”
Pasetto adds in that:
“I’m honored that Image and Skybound have included KILL THE MINOTAUR in their lineup. It’s been amazing working with Christian to create this fresh take on a classic myth, and Lukas has done an outstanding job bringing our world and characters to life with his art.”
Finally, Ketner added in that:
“The story of Theseus and the Minotaur was my favorite Greek myth as a kid, and Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto have really run with that classic and twisted it into something shocking and fun. The series has been an absolute joy to draw, and it’s an honor to have my artwork treated to Jean-Francois Beaulieu’s coloring expertise.”
The Minotaur has always been one of my favorite tales from Greek mythology, and I’m looking forward to seeing how they handle it in this adaptation. Hopefully, Image Comics releases some preview artwork past the cover sooner than later so we can get an idea of what to expect visually.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Kill the Minotaur’ on this modern take on classic Greek mythology? Share your thoughts below!
Image Comics is bringing ‘Kill the Minotaur’ to comic shops everywhere on June 14th, 2017!
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