Aug 24th 2010 By: Caleb Goellner
After a stretch of "Stan's Back
" buildup, the first of three all-new titles
from Stan Lee and Pow! Entertainment's projects through Boom! Studios is finally ready for a look. This October "Soldier Zero" arrives in stores by writer Paul Cornell ("Action Comics") and artist Javier Pina ("Superman"). Up until now potential readers had only glimpsed promotional images and the book's seven scheduled covers
, but in anticipation for the debut issue's autumnal arrival, Boom! has released a five-page preview straight from the book's interior that tells the origin story of its titular hero.
Boom!'s official synopsis lays out the background info:
"When an alien parasite falls to Earth, wheelchair-bound college student Stewart Travers becomes infected, and goes through super-human changes that no mortal could imagine. Forced into a galactic war that's chosen Earth as the battlefield, Stewart defends the front line as... Soldier Zero!"
Read the five-page preview below: