Ravagers and 'Stalker' to feature a different focus
But he does want to push the characters into environments that "bring us to a better understanding of [the] characters," and that includes Nelson's "usual dusky atmosphere."
And as recent issues and solicitations have hinted, that "dusky-ness" will likely include a confrontation from Deathstroke in coming issues.
Nelson teases issue #9: “Rose and Warblade are seeking out a rogue Ravager who is having difficulty controlling his powers where they chase him into a small mountain town known as Hartsville as he loses control of those powers. The whole town is now in jeopardy. As the story unfolds readers learn why Rose and Warblade feel compelled to help the town, but along the way the townspeople, led by their Sheriff, become more than hapless bystanders. They come together in a way that makes Rose and Warblade question aspects of their own lives. If they do good for selfish reasons, is it still good? They may not necessarily find the answer, but they at least start to ask the question. That, and other questions, will inform the rest of the series as we move forward.”
Sword of Sorcery had previously included a Beowulf story in its back-up features since its launch, which will now be replaced by "Stalker."
The Stalker arc is self-contained and more of a tonal complement to the main story but the two won’t be teaming up anytime soon.
He describes Bressan’s art as exquisitely detailed and expressive. The storytelling and character designs left him speechless. “He is an incredibly gifted artist who definitely has a bright future ahead of him in American comics! I would work with him again in an instant.”