Project Wildfire & Second Sight Publishing

Second Sight Publishing Snags Project Wildfire


The 2012 Top Cow Talent Hunt Winner & USMC Veteran For November Release

image of Project Wildfire with the logos for Legends Press and Second Sight

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE -- Second Sight Publishing -- who delivered Lady Freedom, The Edge and the Mississippi Zombie anthology series -- is adding an impressive new title and creative team to its lineup.

Project Wildfire is the brainchild of artist Quinn McGowan, and he's been developing the complex superhero story with the help of award-winning writer and head comics reviewer for leading industry site Bleeding Cool, Hannibal Tabu.

The series follows the adventures of Will Watson the 3rd, a college sophomore who volunteered for a medical experiment to help pay for his tuition and books. The other test subjects died, and Watson emerged nearly invulnerable, able to fly and shoot bursts of concussive superheated plasma from his hands and sense the presence of victims of the Wildfire Contagion, which turns everyday people into gigantic kaiju, often threatening the city and its citizens.

"We couldn't be happier to bring Project Wildfire to Second Sight," said CEO Bradley Golden. "I've been a fan of this project for some time, Quinn's an amazing artist and I even have the Watson & Holmes book Hannibal did with Steven Grant!"

"It's important to all of us that we're all Black men from the south," said publishing manager Marcus H. Roberts. "People like to say that Black people can't work together. I can work with anybody, we wanna show what we can do."

Project Wildfire #1 will be in September issue of Previews, featuring a story of Wildfire finding out that his world of fighting monsters might be more complex than he anticipates as he meets Sergeant Michael Marsden ... his predecessor.

"Project Wildfire means a lot to me," said McGowan. "The lead character is named after my grandfather, who had me watching his favorite wrestler Tommy Rich every weekend. Faze, the main heroine in the book, is patterned after my wife. There's a lot of Orange Mound and the city Hannibal and I call home as a character in the book."

"Quinn and I already know the last page of this book," Tabu said, "and working steadily towards that end gives us a certainty that we enjoy. We have updated covers from storyboard artist Jeremy Simser coming up, he did WandaVision and the second Dr. Strange and a lot more. We have another cover from Marvel and DC artist Ray-Anthony Height and so many surprises. Quinn dropped some work on Disney+'s Flora & Ulysses. We hope to show you how deep the rabbit hole goes."

Project Wildfire #1 will be on stands in November of 2021. For more information, please check out bit.ly/projectwildfire.

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(ADDITIONAL REPORTING: Bleeding Cool and PREVIEWSworld)

Created by Quinn McGowan, Wildfire is an unexpected superman facing off with gigantic monsters to save the city he calls home.