The Martial Arts Heroine Is the Star of Immortal Studios’ New Wuxia Comic
A potent blend of martial arts, badass female fighters, and Romeo and Juliet-style romance, the new wuxia comic Assassin G by Immortal Studios is currently in its fundraising phase on Kickstarter.
An adaptation of famous Chinese-American author Shiao Yi wuxia novel Gan the nineteenth sister (甘十九妹), the comic book series follows the story of Margot Gan, an orphan raised by a martial arts master known simply as “Assassin G”.
Margot’s mission is to avenge her stepmother, who has been betrayed by a powerful congregation of martial arts families. When the heroine meets JP Yin, the main heir of one of the families, the two develop a mutual admiration for each other which blossoms into a potential romance.
The series is packed with action, family feuds, martial arts and bloody revenge and is the fourth addition to The Immortal Storyverse (TIS), an interconnected universe populated by characters from the studio’s previous series (The Follower, Fa Sheng: Originsand Chronicles of the Immortal Swordsmen).
Gan the nineteenth sister has seen numerous television adaptations, including two Mandarin-language dramas in 2008 and 2015. However, Assassin G will bring an age-old classic to English-speaking audiences for the first time, courtesy of writer Ben Troy and illustrator Tao He.
Whereas Assassin G Staying true to the traditional elements of the wuxia genre, it will be based on the pop-fueled 1980s – an exciting twist that’s hallmark Immortal Studios.
“As wuxia has been popularized and spread around the world, it has a deep connection to Chinese youth culture,” CEO Peter Shiao said in a previous interview with RADII.
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Cover image courtesy of Immortal Studios.