Image Comics is proud to bring on board critically-acclaimed writer, artist, and director Kaare Kyle Andrews (Spider-Man: Reign, Iron Fist: The Living Weapon) and her creator-owned supercharged capitalist action thriller, Renato Jones: The One % this May.
“It doesn’t matter how much of the work you do; writing, drawing, coloring… You can only grab onto someone else’s characters for so long… but ultimately they’re not yours. You’re a visitor. I once said that I wanted to be more than a part of the machine, that I wanted to become the machine itself,” said Andrews, echoing the sentiments shared on stage at Image Expo when the project was first announced. “But the only way to do that is to build from the ground up. Control it. Own it. Truly BECOME THE MACHINE.”
Andrews looks to explore society’s upper one percent as they control half the world’s wealth, crash economies, buy governments, and amass more power than any group in history and yet they still don’t have enough. In order to make them pay, Renato Jones, a mysterious vigilante sets out to even the score. And when he enters the fray THE SUPER-RICH ARE SUPER F***ED.
Andrews added: “Batman was a billionaire kid who watched his billionaire parents die at the hands of a poor street thug trying to keep his family alive. Batman didn’t declare war against crime, he declared war against the impoverished. The world today doesn’t need Batman. The jails are over-run with the poor. The true criminals, the ones that aren’t prosecuted… are protected by money and position. They bankrupt our country, take our jobs, take our homes, kill hope and compassion. And profit from all of it. Today’s world needs someone who can make THEM pay. The ONEs. Today’s world needs RENATO JONES… It’s not Revenge. It’s Restitution.”
Renator Jones: The One % hits comic book shelves on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, April 11, 2016.