This week Heavy Steel launched Taarna the Final Taarakian #6. The ultimate problem of the sequence, written by Stephanie “Murderer of Comics” Phillips, with artwork by Al Barrionuevo, colours by Jessica Kholinne and Bryan Valenza, and letters by Marshall Dillon, finds Taarna in closing battle in opposition to the military of Urcuss. In the present day The Beat is happy to current an unique first have a look at artist Christian Ward‘s cowl for the forthcoming collected version of the Taarna miniseries, in addition to on the cowl of a brand new Taarna one-shot, Taarna Components: The Cosmic Gardener.
Right here’s Ward’s attractive cowl for the collected version, which is due in shops on Tuesday, August twenty fourth.
Author Phillips and Heavy Steel government editor Joseph P. Illidge each informed The Beat how happy they had been with the chance to reintroduce Taarna for a brand new era:
“I beloved getting the prospect to construct the mythos of Taarna and embed a brand new sort of empathy in her characterization. Taarna isn’t simply defending her universe, however she’s part of it…what occurs on this universe occurs to her. Taarna is a warrior and a cosmic being, and the artwork groups I had the prospect to work with all captured these varied multitudes to her character completely.” — Stephanie Phillips
“It’s with nice editorial satisfaction that I look again and take into consideration all of the creators who got here with our Heavy Steel household on the journey to rejuvenate Taarna with a extra cosmic take. Stephanie zeroed in on how cosmic beings exist and work together with all of the species below their watch, and located a option to problem Taarna’s stoic nature by injecting humanity into her life. Patrick Zircher gave us the quintessential introduction as a love letter to Moebius, Christian Rosado introduced us the stress and delightful ruggedness of Taarna’s escalating battles, and Al Barrionuevo introduced every little thing to a climax with a elegant, majestic high quality. Marshall Dillon’s lettering mixed with the beautiful colours from Jessica Kholinne and Bryan Valenza united the types fantastically, and Christian Ward’s hyper-sensory covers sealed the deal! Taarna is again, and that sound you’re listening to all through the cosmos is the mic drop.” — Joseph P. Illidge (Govt Editor)
And right here’s artist Butch Guice‘s placing cowl for the Taarna Components: The Cosmic Gardener one-shot, which is written by the crew of Matt Medney and David Erwin and collects tales by the crew that initially appeared in Heavy Steel Journal.
Medney and Erwin additionally informed The Beat about engaged on these tales, and coordinating with Phillips to arrange Taarna’s present adventures:
“Working with Stephanie Phillips on this new iteration of Taarna has been unbelievable. The framework David Erwin and I laid down for The Cosmic Gardener storyline helped to set a ton that Stephanie has fulfilled and past in her Taarna: The Final Taarakian sequence. Taarna is our Cosmic Gardener—she helps our galaxy dwell, and because it lives she will really feel it, transfer with it, and be one with it. All of us have just a little Taarna in every of us.” — Matthew Medney
“It was necessary to set our marquee star, Taarna, in a route that might be surprising, setting her as much as be a brand new sort of aspirational feminine hero for immediately’s and tomorrow’s viewers. In addition to giving her the power to talk—although it was by no means actually established that she didn’t, she simply didn’t have something to say on the time—now you’ll be listening to much more from her.” — David Erwin
The conclusion of the Taarna the Final Taarkanian miniseries units up an intriguing cliffhanger for the enduring Heavy Steel character and her supporting solid, and it’s certainly solely a matter of time earlier than she returns. Within the meantime, try a lettered preview of Taarna the Final Taarkanian #6 under. Search for the collected version of the sequence in shops on Tuesday, August twenty third, and the Taarna Components: The Cosmic Gardener one-shot in shops the next Wednesday, August twenty fourth.