This July, IDW Publishing will release The Secret Battles of Genghis Khan, the story of how a boy named Temujin became the founder and Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. Written by Daryl Gregory, award-winning novelist of The Devil’s Alphabet and Pandemonium, and artists Alan Robinson(Weekly World News, Phoenix Without Ashes) and Jay Fotos (Locke & Key). The graphic novel will include back-up material detailing Khan’s life and battles.
“My job,” Gregory said, “was to comb through his history to find the key moments in his life and discover what drove him. Alan had the toughest job, though. He had to show not only the emotional lives of a huge cast of characters, but deliver the epic sweep of the story, with one bloody battle after another. People are going to be blown away by what he’s done.”
Genghis Khan is known as one of the greatest leaders the world has ever known. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire he created occupied a most of Central Asia and China. His exploits are legendary both for their brutality and their audacity. Half man, half legend, The Secret Battles of Genghis Kahn will shed some light on this period in history.
SECRET BATTLES OF GENGHIS KHAN ($21.99, 104 pages, full color) will be available in stores in July 2012.