I'm a pretty big fan of learning about history, but one thing that I've learned from reading up on ancient Rome is that most of those stories suffer from a truly alarming lack of monsters with sixteen eyes and a dozen clawed tentacles showing up to make things interesting. But fortunately, as always, comic books are here to improve upon reality, and when Britannia #2 hits shelves in October, it's bringing horrifying monsters with it.

As writer Peter Milligan teased in his interview about the series here at CA, he and artist Juan Jose Ryp are ramping up the supernatural horror as the series continues, and you can get a first look right here. Check out the preview below!

 

 

And here's the official solicitation:

 

BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12

Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionary Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth...or creations of his own mind?