There are a lot of things that can get me to read a new comic book. I like supporting creator-owned titles, for example, and while the record will show that my heart lies with superheroes, I definitely have an interest in historical fiction and stories that take an interesting look at ideas of magic that lend themselves to cool visuals. And, on a very basic level, I really like it when there's a story where someone turns into a bear and fights a bunch of dudes. Good for me, then, that Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti's Brutal Nature has all of the above.

Set for release in May, Brutal Nature is IDW's latest foray into the world of creator-owned comics, telling the story of one of Colombia's indigenous people using a set of magical masks to take on the invading Spanish empire. Check out the solicitation and a cover featuring Olivetti's designs below!

 

Brutal Nature #1 (of 4)—SPOTLIGHT
Luciano Saracino (w) • Ariel Olivetti (a & c)
A collection of masks transforms the young man known as Ich into innumerable different beasts and monsters. Using this ancient power, he embarks on a battle that pits the indigenous people of Colombia against the encroaching Spanish empire. But can one man hope to beat back the massive forces of the conquering Spaniards? Luciano Saracino and Ariel Olivetti (Venom: Space Knight) bring readers a stunningly illustrated story of beasts and men fighting for the soul of a nation!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Brutal Nature #1 (of 4)—Subscription Variant
Luciano Saracino (w) • Ariel Olivetti (a & c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99