A new White Trees adventure begins in Chip Zdarsky and Kris Anka's first look at THE WHISPER QUEEN #1.

The press release follows:

Media Release -- Bestselling writer Chip Zdarsky (Newburn, Batman) and fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (Across the Spider-Verse)—the all-star team behind The White Trees—return to the fantastical land of Blacksand with an all-new chapter in The Whisper Queen. This three issue miniseries is set to launch in May from Image Comics.

The series also boasts alternate covers by industry titan Fiona Staples (Saga) and Rosemary Valero-O'Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me).

"The White Trees is the best project I've ever been involved in, thanks to the gorgeous work by Kris and Matt," said Zdarsky. "We always knew there were more stories to tell in the world of Blacksand, so getting the gang back together for another wild, action-filled adventure was a no-brainer. It's years in the making and I hope everyone is ready to find out what happened next in The Whisper Queen!"

Anka added: "We're back!"

The royal guard has sent their most capable bounty hunters after the accomplices in the king's murder! Javro, once the king's most skilled assassin, must find the killers before they and the bounty hunters—including her son—are wiped out by the kingdom's most feared specter: The Dark Whisper!

The White Trees was first introduced by Zdarsky and Anka to readers as a two issue miniseries and launched in 2019 to critical acclaim. Readers who pick up The Whisper Queen, and hope to discover the magic of The White Trees, will be able to snag The White Trees reprint hitting shelves the following week. It will collect both issues of that initial story together.

Set in the fantastical world of Blacksand, peace was hard-won, and three unbending warriors carry the scars to prove it. Now, almost twenty years later, their children are missing and war is on the horizon. Can they put aside their memories of the war—and each other—for one last adventure?

The Whisper Queen will provide new readers an exciting entry point into this lush, expansive fantasy world.

The Whisper Queen #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, May 1:

Cover A by Anka - Lunar Code 0324IM183
Cover B by Fiona Staples - Lunar Code 0324IM184
Cover C by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell - Lunar Code 0324IM185

The Whisper Queen will also be available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.