By Brigid Alverson, ICv2
Dark Fantasy Tale About Mythical Creatures
AWA Studios has announced Trojans, a new four-issue miniseries by writer Daniel Kraus and the Serbian artist Laci, with coloring by Marco Lesko. The story takes place in a world where the creatures of myth and legend really do exist, and high rollers get to watch them battle to the death on the dark web. A hacker’s journey through this underworld, led by a mysterious woman, triggers a conflict with the larger society. The first issue will go on sale on January 4, 2023, with covers by Jeff Dekal and Mike Deodato, Jr.
“I’ve always wanted to do a story on snuff films, or at least the modern equivalent, as I think the concept really digs into humanity’s darkest desires,” said Kraus in a statement accompanying the announcement. “I spent a good decade trying to crack the story but couldn’t until I happened upon the idea of the victims being mythological creatures. They are so often portrayed in fairly distant, magical terms. I wanted to get visceral with them. Destroying them felt like a dismantling of hope. This is a very dark series that doesn’t look away from its subject matter. Buckle in.”
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