May those most righteous prevail. Coming in September 2023 is the newest creator-owned fantasy adventure series from Matt Emmons (THE COUNCIL OF FROGS, DAGGER DAGGER, GARDENER) and Andriy Lukin (LOWER YOUR SIGHTS, DOWN BELOW, DAGGER DAGGER), Crusader!
Follow the journey of the nameless Templar, Crusader, as he finds himself spirited away to the mythical Beastlands whilst following his holy quest. In these strange lands, he finds himself face to face with goblins, deathless ghouls, and the sinister Masters that strike fear into the hearts of its denizens. Can the Crusader make peace with himself, and with the inhabitants of this new realm, in order to make it back home?
Synopsis: A Templar Knight finds himself transported to a dangerous realm known as the Beastlands. With sinister entities known as The Masters hunting him down, all he has is his sword and a weird, goblin-like creature named Grimbel to guide him through this strange new world.
DIAMOND EXCLUSIVE COVER
Cover Artist: Michael Walsh
LUNAR EXCLUSIVE COVER
Cover Artist: Marie Enger
MEET THE CREATORS!
Writer/Illustrator, Matt Emmons
Matt Emmons is a cartoonist based in Philadelphia. Raised on a healthy diet of 80s monster movies, he now spends his time making comics about creatures and robots of his own.
“Crusader has been a fun challenge! I’ve been trying to capture the feeling of a pulpy, fun adventure story that embodies everything I’ve loved about the genre, and I hope it translates. I’ve also been wanting to draw Pilgrim in action for years, so it’s very exciting to finally bring him to the page.” – Matt Emmons
Letterer, Andriy Lukin
Andriy Lukin is a comic book creator and graphic designer from Sumy, Ukraine. As a letterer, Andriy won Mad Cave Studios’ Talent Search 2022 and his works were published in a variety of books, including Lower Your Sights, Down Below & Dagger Dagger. He also specializes in creating logotypes, book design and cover art for comic books, music albums, tabletop games and other art forms.
“Crusader is a fun, adventurous title that won’t leave fantasy fans disappointed. It’s a story of reevaluating your goals and principles, filled with awesome art, memorable characters and great action scenes! I’m very excited to help Matt Emmons with his artistic vision and I hope our readers will appreciate the work we put into this series!” – Andriy Lukin
Crusader is now available for pre-order on the official Mad Cave Studios website, and will be available at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader on September 6th, 2023!
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