Virgin Comics has released preview pages from "Ramayan 3392 A.D." #1, which hits stores September 20th. According to the publisher, the series is a reinvention of India's greatest epic -- the Odyssey of the East.
"Ramayan is India's greatest legend," said Virgin Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan in a release. "This new story from Deepak Chopra and Shekhar Kapur reinvents this legend for a worldwide audience. Adding Alex Ross' incredible painted cover makes it a visual triumph."
The original solicitation text and preview images follow.
Ramayan 3392 A.D. #1
Written by Shamik Dasgupta
Art by Abhishek Singh
Cover by Alex Ross
Asia's seminal myth is re-invented as a post-apocalyptic epic. Special Note: This book will contain a poster of this Alex Ross cover, folding out to 13" x 20"
Blue-skinned Prince Rama and his brazen brother Prince Lakshman are honor bound to take command of the seemingly dormant outpost of Ayodhya. But the peaceful inhabitants and their protectors soon discover that there is no place in this world safe from the bloody claws of the hordes of Nark, and the young princes must become warriors to defend their people to the death.