Genius New Mini series from Image Comics!

So you guys remember Pilot season back in 2008 from Top Cow? Yes? No?

Anyway one of the gems of the lot “Genius” is making its way back to store shelves and digital outlets this August. Here’s the press release and a sexy teaser image from “Image Comics”. You can also read the “Pilot season” issue for free at the bottom of the post:

~LEARN ALL ABOUT THE GENIUS DESTINY AJAYE RIGHT HERE~

From writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Alphas, X-Men Origins: Nightcrawler, The Authority, The Highwaymen), rising-star artist Afua Richardson, and Top Cow’s Minotaur Press comes GENIUS. A harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Complete in five parts, every issue of GENIUS will ship weekly in August.genius teaser

What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army of gangbangers? Who CAN?

“We’re thrilled to be part of Image’s roster of the new and different,” said Bernardin. “This story—about an urban revolutionary’s war on systemic injustice—is one Adam and I have been wanting to tell for a very long time.”

All five issues of GENIUS will be available weekly, throughout August. GENIUS #1 arrives in stores on 8/6 for $3.99. It is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140478. Issue #2 will be available on 8/13 with Diamond Code JUN140479, #3 will be available on 8/20 with Diamond Code JUN140480, #4 will be available on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140481, and #5 will be available on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140482.

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[Source: Imagecomics.com]

From writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Alphas, X-Men Origins: NightcrawlerThe AuthorityThe Highwaymen), rising-star artistAfua Richardson, and Top Cow’s Minotaur Press comes GENIUS. A harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Complete in five parts, every issue of GENIUS will ship weekly in August.What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her army ofgangbangers? Who CAN?”We’re thrilled to be part of Image’s roster of the new and different,” said Bernardin. “This story—about an urban revolutionary’s war on systemic injustice—is one Adam and I have been wanting to tell for a very long time.”

 

From writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Alphas, X-Men Origins: NightcrawlerThe AuthorityThe Highwaymen), rising-starartistAfua Richardson, and Top Cow’s Minotaur Press comes GENIUS. A harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Complete in five parts, every issue of GENIUS will ship weekly in August.What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her armyofgangbangers? Who CAN?”We’re thrilled to be part of Image’s roster of the new and different,” saidBernardin. “This story—about an urban revolutionary’s war on systemic injustice—is one Adam and I have been wanting to tell for a very long time.”All five issues of GENIUS will be available weekly, throughout August. GENIUS #1 arrives in stores on 8/6 for $3.99. It is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140478. Issue #2 will be available on 8/13 with Diamond Code JUN140479, #3 will be available on 8/20 with Diamond Code JUN140480, #4 will be available  on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140481, and #5 will be available on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140482. – See more at: http://imagecomics.com/content/view/new-series-a-stroke-of-pure-genius#sthash.rDI9dBA6.dpuf
From writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Alphas, X-Men Origins: NightcrawlerThe AuthorityThe Highwaymen), rising-starartistAfua Richardson, and Top Cow’s Minotaur Press comes GENIUS. A harrowing, action-packed tale of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Complete in five parts, every issue of GENIUS will ship weekly in August.What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence since birth, and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? What if the second coming of Alexander the Great, of Genghis Khan, of Napoleon, of Patton…what if it was a teenaged girl from South Central, L.A. named Destiny? And what if she decides to secede three blocks of the ‘hood from the Union? Who is going to take it back from her and her armyofgangbangers? Who CAN?”We’re thrilled to be part of Image’s roster of the new and different,” saidBernardin. “This story—about an urban revolutionary’s war on systemic injustice—is one Adam and I have been wanting to tell for a very long time.”All five issues of GENIUS will be available weekly, throughout August. GENIUS #1 arrives in stores on 8/6 for $3.99. It is available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUN140478. Issue #2 will be available on 8/13 with Diamond Code JUN140479, #3 will be available on 8/20 with Diamond Code JUN140480, #4 will be available  on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140481, and #5 will be available on 8/27 with Diamond Code JUN140482. – See more at: http://imagecomics.com/content/view/new-series-a-stroke-of-pure-genius#sthash.rDI9dBA6.dpuf

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  • May 20, 2014 at 6:34 pm
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    At first I was on board, but then I started to think about it. Change her race, and we might as well be talking about white trash from Texas or whatever. That’s not even getting into what secession entails. In conclusion: this is probably going to be a case of noble sentiment, regrettable execution.

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  • May 21, 2014 at 2:09 am
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    Na…Black women being portrayed as “strong” doesn’t interest me. We got enough of that.

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  • May 21, 2014 at 7:07 am
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    It took me a minute but I do remember this one . I enjoyed it immensely . It was my fave of all the Pilot stories I am very pleased that it is being brought out as a series . I am very keen to see how the concept ( a neighbor hood sets its self up a a liberated area / No Go zone and what happens next ) is presented and developed in art and story
    I am reminded of (the recently cancelled- (They always take the good stuff away from us) The Movement series from D C and Kyle Baker’s ” Black land ” graphic novel. I hope that this new series will be along those lines but copy them . I would like to see the series develop it’s own “spin /vibe and have politics and tell a good story
    I find I am really keen on this
    Thank you for informing us about it.

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  • May 26, 2014 at 4:39 am
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    Interesting, storyline kinda reminds of Martha Washington Goes to War

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