Helm Greycastle, released through Image Comics by Top Cow Productions, is described by the publisher as a Latinx fantasy series, and the main story will be accompanied by a Latinx RPG by Tristan J. Tarwater, with illustrations from Jen Vaughn.
“La Voz De M.A.Y.O. opened my eyes to how ignorant I am to my ingenious roots as a Mexican-American,” writer Barajas told The Hollywood Reporter, referencing his acclaimed debut comic, based on the life of real-life veteran and civil rights leader Ramon Jaurigue. “Helm Greycastle is a love letter to J. R. R. Tolkien and Dungeons and Dragons — and showing people of color that they can exist in this space, too.”
With a first issue featuring covers from Handoko and Valenza, David Lapham (Stray Bullets), Tony Parker (God of War) and Becky Cloonan (Immortal Wonder Woman), the series launches digitally and in comic book stores April 28.