Lion Forge Comics has been making waves in a big way recently with titles such as Joe Casey and Jim Mahfood's Miami Vice and David Gorden and Gerado Sandoval's Quincredible, highlighting it as a publisher to watch.

Some of the best comics right now are coming from its Roar Comics imprint, which is dedicated to all-ages publishing, and Lion Forge has announced an all-new four-issue miniseries by Brian Smith, MK Reed and Molly Ostertag titled The Castoffs, which promises magic, mechs and mayhem this October.

The miniseries is set in a world where three young female mages-in-training accidentally reignite a dormant war between their people and a nearby robot army that once threatened to destroy the world. Each issue will come with a special wraparound variant cover highlighting past battles set in the history of this world, highlighting the extended lore of the universe.


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In a press release provided by the publisher, Roar Comics senior editor Adam Staffaroni said, "Brian and M. K. have both done incredible world building and character building in their work, and I was thrilled to have them collaborating on a brand-new fantasy world filled with such depth and detail. And Molly's ability to bring it all to life simply blew us away."

Here's the official description from Lion Forge

The Castoffs

(W) Brian Smith, M. K. Reed (A/CA) Molly Ostertag

It’s magic vs technology in Roar's newest miniseries. When three apprentice mages are sent to help a neighboring guild, they reignite a decades-old war with a robot army that nearly destroyed the world. New York Times best-selling author Brian Smith, (Stuff of Legend), teams up with M.K. Reed (Americus) and artist Molly Ostertag (Strong Female Protagonist) on a thrilling new fantasy adventure!

The Castoffs will be available in stores and digitally on October 12.