Elric: The Balance Lost FCBD Edition will be available in May on Free Comic Book Day, and the story will lead directly into the first issue of Elric: The Balance Lost coming out in July. Elric, the classic character created by Michael Moorcock 40 years ago, is in great hands with Roberson and Biagini. Check out this video of Roberson chatting with MTV Geek at this year's Emerald City Comicon about the project:
Official Press Release:
March 24, 2011 - Los Angeles, CA - Beginning this May, BOOM! Studios brings action, adventure and fantasy like never seen before with ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST! Featuring sensational art by Francesco Biagini (DINGO, DEAD RUN) and written by New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, STAN LEE'S STARBORN), this Free Comic Book Day the most action-packed name in comics is ELRIC!
“After seeing Francesco's pages for ELRIC there is no doubt in my mind that Michael Moorcock's legendary Multiverse is in great hands,” says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Francesco takes any story he's working on and turns it into a kinetic thrill ride on every page. It's only fitting that one of sword and sorcery's greatest characters is in the hands of comics' brightest talents!”
“Comics and fantasy fans will be blown away when they feast their eyes on the Free Comic Book Day ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST prequel!” says BOOM! Studios Marketing Director Chip Mosher. “With a true visionary of the comic arts medium like Francesco Biagini lending his talents to the already fantastic story penned by white-hot talent Chris Roberson, ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST will be the Free Comic Book Day grab no comic fan should miss!”
Francesco Biagini joins New York Times bestselling scribe Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE, STAN LEE’S STARBORN) beginning this May in an all-new, all-original ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST FCBD EDITION that’s not simply a preview of the July series, but a prequel that will excite longtime Elric fans and serve as an accessible entry point for the curious who have never experienced Moorcock’s saga.
For 40 years, comic book fandom has thrilled to the exploits of Elric since his introduction in Marvel Comics' CONAN THE BARBARIAN in the early 1970s. Neil Gaiman called Elric’s creator Michael Moorcock “my model for what a writer was” while Warren Ellis said he is one of the “eight core sites in my creative genome.” Now the godfather of the Multiverse teams up with hot New York Times bestseller Chris Roberson (SUPERMAN, iZOMBIE, STAN LEE'S STARBORN) for an ongoing series that sees a crisis break out across multiple worlds with Moorcock's other two most famous fantasy franchise characters, Corum of the Scarlet Robe and Dorian Hawkmoon! The workings of Fate are being tampered across the Multiverse, upsetting the Cosmic Balance. Elric is on a quest to restore The Balance and save the Multiverse from ruin! Elric, Corum, and Hawkmoon are forced into action far and wide, but will they fight on the side of Law...or Chaos?
ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST FCBD EDITION ships this May for Free Comic Book Day, featuring an original prequel story by New York Times bestseller and SUPERMAN writer Chris Roberson with art by Francesco Biagini and cover art by Erik Jones that leads directly into the first issue of the new ELRIC: THE BALANCE LOST this July.