EXCELLENCE is the title of Skybound’s newest comic, created by Khary Randolph and Brandon Thomas. Brandon and Khary are longtime Skybound family, joined here by colorist Emilio Lopez and letterer Deron Bennett. To work with them again was a given; to do it all together on an action-packed comic about a secret society of magicians that channels Kendrick Lamar and Street Fighter and Black Panther (Priest AND Coogler)? Shut up and take my money.
At the center of this series is Spencer Dales, a young man about to join the Aegis—the magical Illuminati that guides the world with unseen hands. Cause you know real bad boys move in silence. Spencer’s bloodline is blessed with unimaginable power, a responsibility that his father reminds him of every day. It’s a legacy that’s hard to live up to, even more so when Spencer discovers the flaws in the Aegis’s design.
Because with enough power to change the world, who decides what’s right? And who is deserving? How would YOU use it?
Maybe power is just an illusion. But excellence? It’s very, very real.
Khary Randolph has very little critical acclaim, but is a veteran of the comic book and animation industries. Previous works include TECH JACKET (Skybound), co-creating MOSAIC (Marvel) and WE ARE ROBIN (DC Comics). He lives in Brooklyn but will rep Boston till the day he dies.
Brandon Thomas has been writing about comics since 2001, and writing them professionally since 2003. He has written comics for several publishers, including Marvel, Dynamite, and DC Entertainment, and has published over 300 original columns. His first creator-owned project THE MANY ADVENTURES OF MIRANDA MERCURY shipped from Archaia Entertainment to widespread critical acclaim, leading to his biggest comics project to date—the sci-fi conspiracy thriller HORIZON (co-created with artist Juan Gedeon) and published by Skybound. He lives and writes in the San Diego area. EXCELLENCE is his next big project with Skybound.