Announcing THE ROYALS: Masters of War

Announcing THE ROYALS: Masters of War

By Pamela Mullin Horvath Friday, November 8th, 2013

Everyone, at one time or another, has dreamed of being Royality—the wealth, the recognition, the power. But what if there was more to that power?

This morning, COMICS ALLIANCE announced THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR, a new Vertigo 6 issue limited comic book series written by Brit Rob Williams (ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, Low Life, Judge Dredd: Trifecta) and illustrated by Simon Colby (The Authority, Judge Dredd: Year One and Trifecta). This series explores just that--the Royalty of the day have special abilities and the purer the bloodline, the greater those abilities are.

The year is 1940. As the War heats up and the Blitz destroys London and kills thousands, the Royal Family looks on. But history is about to be transformed when England’s Prince Henry decides to intervene.

“Imagine Downton Abbey crossed with the opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan and you're getting somewhere close to what THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR offers,” says Williams. While Colby describes it as “an everyday tale of everyday squabbles, amongst everyday folk. Except the everyday folk are super-powered royalty, and their squabbles take place against the backdrop of the biggest conflict the world has ever seen.”

Head on over to COMICS ALLIANCE for more from the creative team, as well as an exclusive look at some interior art.

Look for THE ROYALS: MASTERS OF WAR #1 with cover by Simon Colby (as seen in the gallery above) and variant cover by Brian Bolland, in stores and digitally on February 12, 2014.