Dynamite’s emerging Disney Villains line is headed back to ancient Greece.
The company announced Thursday the upcoming Disney Villains: Hades from writer Elliott Kalan and art by Alessandro Ranaldi. The series takes a closer look at the nemesis from 1997’s Hercules in a new way. When he learns the other gods have been having a weekly brunch high atop Mt. Olympus without him, the lord of the underworld decides the only prudent course of action is to destroy each and every one of the jerks. An overreaction? Perhaps. But he’ll need to get a hold of the Golden Fleece of Colchis to make his revenge plot stick. And to obtain it, he’ll need an unlikely crew — including spider-girl Arachne, “emo singer” Orpheus, the Minotaur, and winged Icarus — to aid him in defeating the many guards and perils between him and the Fleece.
“I was already a teenager when Hercules came out, and a little old — according to my friends — to go see it in the theaters,” Kalan said in a statement. “So of course I saw it in the theaters anyway, because Disney had been on an epic roll for the past decade or so, and I really enjoyed it.”
“I took to Hades right away,” he continued. “I’ve always loved villain characters, and I’m a sucker for demons and devils, so instantly he was my favorite character in the film. Plus, he was the funniest one there.”
Supporting the first issue will be variant covers from Ranaldi, Karen S. Darboe, Jae Lee, Trish Forstner, and Francesco Tomaselli.
Disney Villains: Hades is due out this August.
Dynamite’s emerging Disney Villains line is headed back to ancient Greece. The company announced Thursday the upcoming Disney Villains: HadesCOMICONRead More