Embark upon an over-the-top pulp adventure of sex, violence, and sci-fi inspired by ConanSavage Tales, Heavy Metal, and other comics you tried to hide from your parents. Thousands of years in the future, the human race—under the rule of an Eternal Empress—rules the stars. The Forged, a team of genetically-engineered warrior women cloned from Her Majesty—are the ultimate expression of her will, and soon they will face their greatest challenge…

 

A new creator-owned series, presented in an oversized, 64 page magazine format from Image Comics and the mind of co-creators/writers Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann and series artist/co-creator Mike Henderson.


THE FORGED #6

Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard
Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard

Written by: Greg Rucka & Eric Trautmann

Art by: Mike Henderson

Colors by: Nolan Woodard

Letters by: Ariana Maher

Edited by: Alejandro Arbona

 

The second story arc concludes! Agents of the Empire attempt to murder Vic and the team in a variety of inventive and horrible ways, but it turns out it's all just a terrible misunderstanding! So, you know, it's just a standard day.

 

Also: Harpo gets laid!

 

Image Comics |  64 pg.  |  Magazine Sized  |  Color  |  $6.99US


THE FORGED #5

Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard
Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard

Written by: Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann

Art: Mike Henderson

Cover: Mike Henderson (w Nolan Woodard)

Colors: Nolan Woodard

Letters: Ariana Maher

Editing: Alejandro Arbona

Layout, Logo, and Design: Trautmann

 

 Vic attends a quiet, intimate breakfast with the Eternal Empress where absolutely no violence occurs, while the rest of the team similarly engage in genteel R&R. And if you believe that, we’ve got a planet to sell you, barely used, mineral rights intact.

 

(Also available with a 20th Anniversary Walking Dead variant cover.)

 

 

 

Image Comics |  64 pg.  |  Magazine Sized  |  Color  |  $6.99US


THE FORGED #4

Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard
Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard

Written by: Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann

Art: Mike Henderson

Cover: Mike Henderson (w Nolan Woodard)

Colors: Nolan Woodard

Letters: Ariana Maher

Editing: Alejandro Arbona

Layout, Logo, and Design: Trautmann

 

A new story arc launches here!

 

Following the events of Operation: Black Box, Vic and her team of Forged find themselves back on Throneworld and in an environment even more lethal—the realm of Imperial politics, where people will kill to keep their secrets.

 

 

 

 

Image Comics |  64 pg.  |  Magazine Sized  |  Color  |  $6.99US

THE FORGED #3

Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard
Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard

Written by: Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann

Art: Mike Henderson

Cover: Mike Henderson (w Nolan Woodard)

Colors: Nolan Woodard

Letters: Ariana Maher

Editing: Alejandro Arbona

Layout, Logo, and Design: Trautmann

 

For 10,000 years, the Eternal Empire spread across the galaxy, and in all that time there has never been actual first contact with another alien race. This issue, the Forged meet their neighbors. Spoiler: their neighbors are f\*ing PISSED.

Image Comics |  64 pg.  |  Magazine Sized  |  Color  |  $5.99US


THE FORGED #2

Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard
Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard

Written by: Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann

Art: Mike Henderson

Cover: Mike Henderson (w Nolan Woodard)

Colors: Nolan Woodard

Letters: Ariana Maher

Editing: Alejandro Arbona

Layout, Logo, and Design: Trautmann

 

The Forged are trapped on the hellscape of Gehenna where the locals are very hungry.
CrazyJo loses an arm.
Again.

Image Comics |  64 pg.  |  Magazine Sized  |  Color  |  $5.99US


THE FORGED #1

Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard
Cover art by Mike Hendserson, colors by Nolan Woodard

Written by: Greg Rucka and Eric Trautmann

Art by: Mike Henderson

Cover: Mike Henderson (w Nolan Woodard)

Colors: Nolan Woodard

Letters: Ariana Maher

Editing: Alejandro Arbona

Layout, Logo, and Design: Trautmann

 

In the 11th Millennium of the rule of the Eternal Empress, a squad of planet-smashing super soldiers find their routine mission to be anything but. These are the Forged. They take no prisoners. Written by GREG RUCKA & ERIC TRAUTMANN and brought to the page by MIKE HENDERSON, embark upon an over-the-top pulp adventure of sex, violence, and sci-fi in an oversized, 64-page magazine format.

 

 

 

(Collected in THE FORGED VOL. 01—OPERATION: BLACK BOX.)

 

Image Comics |  64 pg.  |  Magazine Sized  |  Color  |  $5.99US