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Black Mask Studio Releases THE WILDS by Vita Ayala & Emily Pearson on 2/28

Nolan Smith 4 weeks ago

By Staff Reports

Black Mask sent over the info on their next big release, THE WILDS, in stores 2.28.18.

From next-big-thing writer Vita Ayala (BITCH PLANET: TRIPLE FEATURE, WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL), your next favorite artist Emily Pearson, rising star colorist Marissa Louise (SPELL ON WHEELS), and indie sensation cover artist Natasha Alterici (HEATHEN) comes an eerie, elegant new take on apocalypse.

“With a beautiful and horrific twist on the classic zombie at the heart, Ayala and Pearson craft a bold new dystopia that can’t be missed.”
– JAMES TYNION IV (Detective Comics, The Woods)

THE WILDS #1 “THE WILDS is the kind of book that stays with you long after you read it. The characters, the world, the images, all leave you desperate to read more. It’s haunting in the best possible way.”
– MATTHEW ROSENBERG (4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, Phoenix Resurrection)

“Mad Max meets Day Of The Dead, with the beautiful impressionistic style of Tarsem Singh… this is THE WILDS. A pitch-perfect callback to the metaphorical heart of apocalypse fiction that began with Night Of The Living Dead, with the action you need waiting beneath the cover.”
– STEVE ORLANDO (Supergirl, Justice League of America)

What’s it about?

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety.

Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does.

Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations – those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it – until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond.

From writer Vita Ayala (Bitch Planet: Triple Feature, Wonder Woman Annual) and Emily Pearson (Cult Classic) with colors by Marissa Louise (Spell On Wheels) and covers by Natasha Alterici (Heathen), comes this bold tale of surviving in bleak times.


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