Last week LA-based writer Immortal Studios introduced the launch of the Storyverse, a brand new comics shared universe primarily based round a world of Wuxia martial arts & fantasy. The universe will kick off with a Kickstarter campaign subsequent month for Fa Sheng: Origins, a graphic novel from author Rylend Grant, artist Dexter Wee, colorist Omi Remalante, Jr., letterer Justin Birch of AndWorld Design, and editor Brian Cunningham. Today The Beat is happy to share an unique preview of three pages from the forthcoming graphic novel, which contains a most important cowl by Wee & Remalante, Jr. and variant covers by Mona Finden, Gene Ha, Megan Huang, and Don Kramer.
Here’s how Immortal Studios describes Fa Sheng: Origins:
Set within the latter days of the nineteenth century, Fa Sheng: Origins reveals how the confusion and carnage of China’s Boxer Uprising forces a younger Fa Sheng to reevaluate his objective in life, by dedicating himself to serving to these in want. All that stands between him and his purpose of empowering the lots are cowardly charlatans, backstabbing energy grabbers, and ruthless adversaries. The story is written by Rylend Grant, an ordained Soto Zen Buddhist Monk within the lineage of Brad Warner and Gudo Nishijima who can hint his lineage immediately again to the Shaolin temple.
The character of Fa Sheng was created by Immortal Studios founder & CEO Peter Shiao, and has beforehand appeared in titles from the writer together with The Adept. The Origins graphic novel for the character is the primary work for Immortal Studios from Rylend Grant, a screenwriter and Ringo Award winner who has beforehand written for publishers together with Action Lab and Source Point Press. It’s additionally Grant’s first collaboration with Dexter Wee, and Wee’s first Immortal Studios work as nicely.
Along with the preview, Grant and Wee each expressed to The Beat their enthusiasm at bringing the story of Fa Sheng to life:
“Fa Sheng: Origins is a kick ass/take names/howl at the moon magical martial warrior epic in the vein of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, meticulously set against the historical backdrop of China’s bloody and turbulent Boxer Uprising and the Warlord era that followed. It’s got grit. It’s got gile. It’ll make you cry. It’ll make you smile. It’ll challenge you emotionally and philosophically in the best way. In the end, you’ll be begging to see what comes next.” – Rylend Green
“Fa Sheng: Origins is an epic magical action packed journey of a young warrior destined for greatness. It has heart. It has a soul. It has action. It’s our magical version of Shaolin temple meets Once Upon a Time in China.”– Dexter Wee
Check out the unique three-page preview of Fa Sheng: Origins beneath. The Kickstarter campaign for the graphic novel launches subsequent month.