‘Ender’s Shadow’ Debuts in December
Ender’s Shadow: Battle School will be Marvel’s follow-up adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series of books, debuting December 3. The first issue will have variant covers by Timothy Green III and Jim Cheung.
Written by Mike Carey (X-Men: Legacy) with art from newcomer Sebastian Fiumara, readers will be introduced to Bean, the only one student at Battle School smarter than the famous Ender Wiggin. Born in an illegal genetic engineering laboratory, Bean grew up an orphan living off the brutal streets of Rotterdam. Now, he’s been recruited to Battle School, where he’ll make new friends, new enemies, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime—saving the Earth.
Ender’s Game began as a short story in the August 1977 issue of Analog, expanded to a 1985 novel, which found an audience and spawned a series that has included Ender’s Game, A War of Gifts: An Ender Story, Ender’s Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind.
Card has seen his series be embraced around the world and in 1991 he made modifications to the first novel in order to reflect changes in the real world. The book has been recategorized as young adult fiction.
Check out the preview pages after the jump.