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Metabaron to return in new saga from Humanoids

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Metabaron to return in new saga from Humanoids

The Metabaron, the ultimate warrior introduced in 1981 by Alexandro Jodorowsky and Mœbius, will return in June 2016 in a new series from Humanoids.

Based on a story by Jodorowsky and written by Jerry Frissen, the four-volume series will explore the mystery of what happened to the last of the Metabarons. A new 108-page book, or cycle, will released every eight months, each drawn by a different artist: The first will be illustrated by rising star Valentin Sécher (Khaal: Chronicles of a Galactic Emperor), and the second by Niko Henrichon (Noah, The Pride of Baghdad).

Debuting as a supporting character in The Incal in the pages of Métal Hurlant, the character in 1992 became the subject of The Metabarons, a sprawling space epic illustrated by Juan Gimenez that explored the dynasty of perfect warriors.

As Humanoids relates, the final volume of the nearly decade-long saga showed the last of the Metabarons, No Name, choosing “to leave behind no descendants to prevent the bloody ritual of the Caste of the Metabarons from being perpetuated – that in order to become the new Metabaron, the son must kill his father.”

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