Publishing powerhouse Image Comics has announced the launch of a brand new, dark fantasy series hitting shelves this July. Created by Justin Jordan (Luther Strode) and Rebekah Isaacs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Reaver takes an old idea and runs with it. The continent of Madaras once promised a new start for settlers, but 200 years after its discovery, the war rages on. Deep within this savage and untamed land, a darkness builds that must be stopped at all costs. To do so, the Imperials assemble six of its most despicable prisoners—a turncoat, a skin eater, a sorcerer and his bodyguard, a serial killer, and the Devil’s Son—the only ones who can stop the end of the new world. They are Hell’s Half-Dozen. In the exclusive interview on the series announcement, Jordan told Polygon: “If you like your fantasy grim, dark and bloody, Reaver is the book for you. I’ve been working on this for years, and it’s finally time to see the gory baby that Rebekah and I have created.” Isaacs told Polygon, “Working on this book was like playing the best kind of D&Dcampaign—the characters are crude, rude, and entirely unpredictable. They are a DM’s worst nightmare! I loved the combo of a Grindhouse feel in a high-fantasy setting. It made this blood-and-gore-lovin’ artist very happy.” Reaver #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, July 10. For more info, head over to the Image Comics website. For more comic and graphic novel news from us, click here.