Dark Horse Comics has announced Berserker Unleashed, a new creator-owned series from writer Jeff Lemire and artist Mike Deodato Jr., along with colorist Frank Martin. The series will be Deodato's first Marvel work following his impending departure from Marvel Comics, where he's worked for over 20 years.
Here's Dark Horse's official description of the series: "Berserker Unbound kicks off with a merciless, sword-wielding warrior thrown through a wormhole to a modern day metropolis. Our hero quickly realizes that he must protect this new world from an evil wizard who will stop at nothing to send him and this new world to hell."
“I really wanted to draw a barbarian story and Jeff turned this dream of mine into a reality with this deeply emotional story of friendship seen through multiple dimensions," Deodato said in a statement. "I am not exaggerating when I say this book has the most epic battles I've ever drawn! Berserker Unbound is a turning point in my career."
“As soon as I had a chance to work with Mike Deodato on Thanos at Marvel I knew it would be the start of a beautiful partnership. We immediately started talking about the potential of teaming up for a creator-owned series," added Lemire. "Mike is an incredible artist and, with Berserker Unbound, I tried to model a story to all of his many strengths. Berserker Unbound is many things. It has magic, action, and blood, but it also has heart. And it’s not at all what it first appears to be. We’re both very excited to be working together at Dark Horse, with Frank Martin and Steve Wands, to build the worlds of both Berserker and the world of Cobb, his unexpected companion.”
Berserker Unbound #1 is scheduled for an August 7 release. The series will run for four issues.