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First Look: Variant Covers for Mark Millar's 'Empress' (Exclusive)
Mark Millar, one of the top comic creators whose works are snatched up by Hollywood, is just over a month away from unveiling his latest comic, Empress, which he created with artist Stuart Immonen.
The comic centers on the wife of a galactic dictator (think someone akin to Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon), who makes the decision to take her three kids and leave her evil husband. With the aid of a bodyguard, she tries to take her brood — Aine, her 15-year-old daughter who wants to be with her father; Adam, her gentle soul of a 10-year-old son whom she knows would not survive the trials ahead to be an elite ruler; and Puck, her 18-month-old — to her home world.
The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive first-look at the variant covers which will be published with issue #1, which hits stores April 6. The artists include Millar pals Steve McNiven, Sean Murphy, Skottie Young and a variant from Immonen. Check them out below.