Chris Samnee is back, and he's launching a new creator-owned series with writer Robert Kirkman at the latter's Skybound Entertainment shingle at Image Comics. Fire Power will be a martial arts story with a man who can shoot fire from his hands.
"Getting to create a whole new world with its own mythology and rules is always the highlight of my life. Getting to do that with Chris Samnee is definitely a high water mark in this dusty old career of mine," said Kirkman.
"With a massive cast of characters populating this sprawling globe-spanning epic Chris has proven more than adept at handling anything I've thrown at him in the time we've been toiling away on this series in secret. Kung Fu, Fireballs, Chris Samnee, crazy action, Chris Samnee, Chris Samnee. What more could I say to get you excited about this book?"
This will be Samnee's first interior comics work in over a year, following his April 2018 finale on Marvel's Captain America. Since that time, Samnee has focused on covers and original art.
"I’ve been a fan of [Samnee’s] stuff since he did Capote in Kansas with Ande Parks," Kirkman said. "He was aware that I wanted to work with him for a while and he was kinda ending his tenure at Marvel and he was basically at a place where he’d done everything he could do at Marvel and was putting some feelers out to see if anybody wanted to do creator-owned work with him and I jumped at the chance."
Fire Power #1 is scheduled to debut May 2020, with colorist Matthew Wilson and letterer Rus Wooton rounding out the creative team.