Announced this weekend at NYCC is my new project "THREE" with Kieron Gillen. This 5-issue series is slated for a 2013 release from Image Comics.
This story, I hope, is a more honest tale of Spartan culture in Greece at the time, no offense to Frank Miller's 300. It focuses on three amazing characters - slaves - and how the spartans were these big scary jocks that went around and used helot slaves as punching bags for training...but it's much more than that. After all, these young Spartan warriors were victims in a way. Born to be superhuman warriors since birth, and the slaves were real people with real lives. I've read Kieron's script and it's gut-wrenching. It's probably the most suspenseful script I've ever worked on. And his wit and humor is top notch here. I can't wait to do this!
An informative feature on THREE made its way to Comics Alliance. Thank you CA and Sarah Jaffe for that. See you in 2013!
You Hunted Slaves!: Kieron Gillen On Spartan Culture and his New Series 'THREE'