Following earlier news about writer Paul Cornell getting a special arrangement to work on Stan Lee’s Solider Zero for Boom Studios despite his exclusivity clause with DC Comics, comes more details on the project out of San Diego Comic Con.
What was heard:
Finally, [Boom Studios Executive Mark] Waid introduced the first of the three new titles to be released. “Soldier Zero,” written by Paul Cornell and drawn by Javier Pina, will come out in October.
“Soldier Zero” will tell the story of a wheelchair bound astronomy professor who becomes bonded with an alien weapon of war, giving him strength and mobility he’s never known, along with all the troubles that come with it.
“Like all great Stan characters, that which seems to be a blessing also opens up a whole new world of problems and a whole new world of story possibilities,” said Cornell.
Consulting on “Soldier Zero” is wheelchair bound artist Al Davison, who is working with Cornell to represent that community properly.
“There is a terrifying way of doing this book that would be horrible and awful and insult people in wheelchairs,” said Cornell. “This is not that book. This is a Stan book for everyone, about the nature of heroism.”
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