Valiant must have been listening to my prayers and finally decided to answer because Livewire will be starring in her own series in the upcoming Secret Weapons!
The creative team behind Secret Weapons will be Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer and Harvey Award-nominated artist, Raul Allen. They will take Livewire on a new adventure that will introduce new characters and hopefully give us an even richer character in Livewire when it’s all said and done.
The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive failures. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rexo seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…
In an earlier interview with Vulture, Heisserer had this to say:
“My path to Secret Weapons is a bit wonky,” said Heisserer. “I started writing for characters like Pete, Faith, Livewire, and Bloodshot in the film adaptations of their stories. When I am given the opportunity to translate a property to screen, it’s like adopting someone else’s child for a while. I put in my time, try to respect all the hard work of the original authors, and sooner or later I’m on my way.
“The Valiant characters were different, especially Livewire. I kept thinking about her, long after my official writing services were complete. I wanted back into that world. I had crazy ideas for her powers, and the hard choices ahead of her. So, I asked to build a new book for Valiant, with a new group of faces, all led by Amanda. To my relief, Dinesh and Warren said yes.
Secret Weapons #1 is set to debut June 28th so your summer just got hotter courtesy of Valiant! Don’t forget to get those preorders in and make sure this one is on your pull list! So for now check out this preview of the first issue!