Image Comics and Jim Zub releasing Wayward #1 in August

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Writer Jim Zub and Image Comics have worked together before to bring us Skullkickers and now they are looking to bring more quality to comic stands with Wayward.

In the press release sent to Major Spoilers, Image is saying that Wayward will be the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation.” The book will follow Rori Lane as weird things start happening around her after she moves to Japan to live with her single mother. But, Rori won’t be alone as a group of teenagers bond after realizing they all have strange, supernatural abilities.

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Jim Zub said this about his upcoming series:

Wayward is a coming-of-age story filled with mystery and emotion. It’s also an ass-kicking joy ride with teenagers beating the hell out of Japanese mythological monsters. Steve and I built this series from the ground up to play to both our strengths. I can’t wait for people to see what we have planned.

Along with Zub handling the writing, Steve Cummings (Legends of the Dark Knight) and, the colorist from Invincible, John Rauch will be working on Wayward. Wayward #1, with variant covers from Alina Urusov , Jeff “Chamba” Cruz, and Adam Warren will release on August 27th and will cost you a mere $3.50.

Read the full press release below:
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iter Jim Zub (SKULLKICKERS, Samurai Jack) teams up with penciler Steve Cummings (Legends of the Dark Knight, Deadshot) and color artist John Rauch (INVINCIBLE) to create a Buffy the Vampire Slayer for a new generation in WAYWARD, coming from Image Comics in August.

Rori Lane is an outsider by nature, but moving to Tokyo to live with her single Mom has only exacerbated her weirdness. She’s feeling out of sorts, worried about fitting in and, as if that wasn’t enough, strange things are beginning to happen. Glowing symbols and patterns are starting to appear before her eyes… and she’s the only one who seems to notice.

“Wayward is a coming-of-age story filled with mystery and emotion. It’s also an ass-kicking joy ride with teenagers beating the hell out of Japanese mythological monsters,” said Zub. “Steve and I built this series from the ground up to play to both our strengths. I can’t wait for people to see what we have planned.”

In WAYWARD a group of teens living in Tokyo find a common bond in manifesting strange, supernatural abilities. As they begin to unravel the mystery behind their powers and their common source they’re drawn into a war with the vestiges of Japan’s monstrous mythic past.

WAYWARD #1 arrives in stores on 8/27, and will be available for $3.50 with special variant covers by Alina Urusov (Birds of Prey), Jeff “Chamba” Cruz (Street Fighter), and Adam Warren (Empowered).