This week, Immortal Studios launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund Wuxia’s first martial arts fantasy story comic-based shared universe, featuring an interconnected comic book series inspired by Shiao Yi’s storytelling, in the form new title Assassin G. From Jen Troy, a writer for the CW super girland artist He Tao, with coloring by Hi-Fi Design and lettering by AndWorld Design. Assassin G presents the deadly saga of revenge between warring factions in the martial underworld in the early 1980s. The novel that inspired Assassin G, by master Wuxia Shiao Yi, 甘 19妹 (Gan the 19th sister), is known as one of the preeminent IPs in the Chinese-speaking world that has been adapted for television four times, and this new series will mark the first tape comic book story and adaptation in English. The Assassin G The Kickstarter campaign is now live.
Artist He Tao and Immortal Studios have provided ComicBook with an exclusive first look at character sketches from the comic. You can see the black and white and color versions of the sketches below.
In Assassin G, Margot Gan was orphaned at the age of two and raised to be a master martial artist, the virtually unstoppable and ghostly Assassin G.. Her sole mission in life is to eliminate the powerful Seven Culture Alliance families and avenge their betrayal of her stepmother. , the fearsome Shui Hongshao. But everything changes when Assassin G meets JP Yin, the main heir of the Yueyang family (one of the families of the Seven Cultures Alliance).
“At the heart of Assassin G is an exciting game of cat and mouse played out between a syndicate of Assassins and the ruling Martial Families,” Jen Troy said. “When they meet, fists and romantic sparks fly, bringing us together. ask: will their mutual admiration lead to anything? more, or will their loyalty to their respective families keep them apart like Romeo and Juliet? It’s the classic “will they, won’t they”, and it’s set in a super fun globetrotting adventure in the 80s.
“Assassin G delivers Wuxia action and international intrigue,” said He Tao, an artist from Tan Comics, who has worked on HOME and Free Fire comics. “Each page should capture the interpersonal drama that drives the story, as well as the big-screen settings and 80s culture of the era. I was a fan of the original Gan the 19th Sister in Chinese, and it’s been a career high to bring the story of Assassin G and JP Yin to life in the very first comic book adaptation of the story for bring this classic to a new international audience.”
The Immortal Studios Storyverse is led by the company’s Founder and CEO, Peter Payhuan Shiao, who created Immortal Storyverse, collaborates with a team of comic book storytellers, to modernize and globalize the Wuxia genre that has influenced pop culture contemporary, from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at The matrix and star wars. Immortal Studios’ Storyverse aims to bring together all the diverse influences of Wuxia history while incorporating the narration of one of the leading writers of the Wuxia genre, Peter Shiao’s father, Shiao Yi, from whom the novels were adapted in film and television for more than thirty years. times, including the Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest movies.
“Our goal is to bring the entirety of the wuxia tradition from its founding spiritual ideals thousands of years ago, and more recent interpretations, into the contemporary world,” said Peter Shiao. “In Assassin GWe carry the main story elements from the original 甘19妹 (Gan the 19th sister) in the greed, pop, and post-war fueled days of the early 1980s, a time when many old traditions were fading away to reflect where we are today. I’m so excited to bring this legendary story to the West for the first time, while also bringing all-new story elements to the millions of existing fans.”
Assassin G #1 will feature a main cover by He Tao, along with alternate covers by famed comic artists Jim Cheung, Joyce Chin, and Gene Ha, and a variant cover by famed painter Gian Galang, who created the artwork. art for Bruce from the Criterion collection. Lee boxed and created his first comic for the project.
“With its mastery of iconic Vermilion Pavilion combat moves such as Chiral Light and Umbral Strike, Assassin G is truly unrivalled,” said Hank Kanalz, Head of Publishing at Immortal Studios. “This is our fourth addition to the Immortal Storyverse, and I’m very pleased with how this story has strong threads in our other series, and yet stands on its own as an exciting new quest for revenge packed action.”