Dynamite introduced right this moment a brand new title starring one of many crown jewels of the Disney Villains pantheon. The Mistress of Evil, Maleficent, hits the comedian guide web page this Might due to multi-talented creator Soo Lee.
Maleficent first appeared in Walt Disney Animation Studios’ iconic 1959 movie Sleeping Magnificence. The favored villain has returned to screens in two blockbuster movies and now the writer is happy to disclose the debut of her first solo comedian collection.
Versatile creator Lee (Carmilla: The First Vampire, DC/RWBY) leads the all-new collection, not solely writing however drawing and coloring as nicely.
“Longtime followers shall be excited to see her portrayal of certainly one of Disney’s biggest evildoers, each visually and in channeling her voice. Queen of the Forbidden Mountain, Maleficent’s realm is shrouded in darkness and her soul is chilly following a lifetime of thwarting silly adventurers after her powers. It’s solely a matter of time till she’s going to lastly have sufficient, and descend upon the powerless individuals beneath, unleashing her horrible magics upon them.”
“I feel Maleficent is type of an icon as a personality herself,” stated Lee. “She is fashionable, lovely in her approach and really highly effective. Though she’s a villain I actually appreciated that she was a strong lady. I imply, she transforms right into a dragon! That’s fairly cool.”
This new story is designed to suit into the established character arc depicted within the basic animated movie as a form of prequel peek into her previous, set lengthy earlier than the occasions of Sleeping Magnificence. The main target is on Maleficent as the primary character, not enjoying second fiddle to royalty round her. Lee, editor Nate Cosby, and the Disney group have collaborated to ship a shocking and thrilling imaginative and prescient.
Lee is joined by letterer Jeff Eckleberry. Whereas Lee can also be delivering a canopy, different covers on the collection shall be accomplished by the legendary Jae Lee (Batman/Superman, Inhumans), Jennifer L. Meyer, Rebeca Puebla, and Erica D’Urso.
Disney Villains: Maleficent #1 is slated to launch in Might 2023. Comedian guide followers are inspired to preorder copies of the problem with their native comedian guide retailers this month. It should even be out there for particular person buyer buy by digital platforms reminiscent of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and extra.