Joe Quesada, Editor-in-Chief of Marvel Comics, announced today that award-winning horror novelist Brian Keene has been named as the writer for a new Devil Slayer series, debuting this Fall under Marvel’s Dead of Night horror brand (part of the adult-themed MAX line).
“Brian’s writing a four-issue series reinterpreting the bad-ass character Devil-Slayer,” said Quesada. “We’re going to be looking at this character in a new, MAX light, and tie directly into some key events going on in the world today, in the classic Marvel tradition.”
Both the creators and the company are tight-lipped about specifics, but Keene has confirmed the new series will take place on the frontlines of Iraq.
“When I was six-years old,” Keene said, “my father took me to the newsstand and bought me issues of The Defenders, Man Thing, and Captain America. I took them home, read them, and immediately abandoned my childhood dreams of being an astronaut or a cowboy. Instead, I wanted to write for Marvel Comics. I’m pleased and honored to finally see that become a reality.”
Here is a sneak peek of early character designs for the all-new Devil Slayer.********
Just for insane giggles, here's a look at what the original Devil Slayer looked like circa 1977. Click on the pic for more character info.