Video game and film writers Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa team with artist Lukas Ketner for their brand new series, Kill the Minotaur, from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment.
Pasetto and Cantamessa worked together before on the feature film, Air. They both co-wrote the story while Cantamessa also directed. Cantamessa also worked on one of the best video games of this decade, Red Dead Redemption.
Kill the Minotaur tells the tale of how the Athenians must pay tribute to King Minos of Crete by sacrificing their best citizens to his unearthly labyrinth and the terror found within. But there might just be hope for the Athenians. Theseus may be the hero they need to end King Minos’ bloody reign. But no one – not even Theseus is prepared to encounter the savage Minotaur!
“Growing up in Italy, I was fascinated with mythology and its archetypal stories,” said Cantamessa. “Our goal is to continue a time-honored tradition of storytelling and to offer a novel take for a modern audience.”
“I’m honored that Image and Skybound have included KILL THE MINOTAUR in their lineup,” said Pasetto. “It’s been amazing working with Christian to create this fresh take on a classic myth, and Lukas has done an outstanding job bringing our world and characters to life with his art.”
“The story of Theseus and the Minotaur was my favorite Greek myth as a kid, and Christian Cantamessa and Chris Pasetto have really run with that classic and twisted it into something shocking and fun,” said Ketner. “The series has been an absolute joy to draw, and it’s an honor to have my artwork treated to Jean-Francois Beaulieu’s coloring expertise.”
Pasetto, Cantamessa, and Ketner have pretty big shoes to fill to bring this classic Greek myth to life. It will be interesting to see how true they stay to the original myth while also reinventing it for modern times. They picked a real winner of a story given it’s one that’s been around for thousand years.
Kill the Minotaur #1 hits comic book shelves on Wednesday, June 14th. Final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 22nd.