The Image teaser continues with the latest image regarding a new project from Robert Kirkman and Paul Azaceta.
From Alexander the Great’s Macedonian army to Genghis Khan’s Mongol horde to the British Imperial machine of the nineteenth to the Soviet Union to the twenty-first century United States of America, no occupying force has ever been able to control Afghanistan — the very reason it’s known as the Graveyard of Empires. Mark Sable and Paul Azaceta drew upon that history in their Image Comics series GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES, set in present-day Afghanistan, where American troops are caught in a seemingly unending conflict with the Taliban. That is, until a new enemy enters the field: the undead. The only way to defeat them is for the Americans and Taliban to unite forces, and as former enemies become uneasy allies, tension will rise on all sides.
War has had the effect of turning the most saintly, and honorable men into monsters. In a isolated Fire Base in a remote region of Afghanistan, a group of United States Marines are finding out that the irate villagers, and Taliban are the least of their worries.
HEADS UP! This comic doesn’t come out until June 16th, 2011. SPOILERS ahead!
For the past year, I have avoided the Amazing Spider-Man title, having heard from all corners of my local comic book shop that it was more than lacklustre. My hopes for the book were re-kindled, however, when I saw that Mark Waid was to write it. Has Waid delivered his usual high standards of writing? Find out after the jump!