By Staff Reports
BOOM! Studios is proud to announce CODA, a new twelve-issue series from Eisner-nominated writer Simon Spurrier (The Spire, Godshaper) and Matías Bergara (Cannibal, Supergirl). In the aftermath of an apocalypse which wiped out nearly all magic from a once-wondrous fantasy world, an antisocial former bard named Hum seeks a way to save the soul of his wife with nothing but a foul-tempered mutant unicorn and his wits to protect him…but is unwillingly drawn into a brutal power struggle which will decide forever who rules the weird wasteland.
CODA #1 will be an oversized debut issue, with 40 pages of story content and additional backmatter at the same $3.99 price point as each issue of this twelve-issue series. This first issue also features a stunning wraparound main cover by Matías Bergara, along with variants by superstars Jae Lee (Superman/Batman, Uncanny X-Men) and Jeff Stokely (The Spire, Six-Gun Gorilla).
“CODA is the sort of post-apocalyptic story which thumbs its nose at miserable grimhook sensibilities and launches itself, cackling, into fields of weird growth and springtime ideas,” said Simon Spurrier. “It’s the sort of relentless kaleidoscope of visual wonders and worries that only Matías could provide. Yes, it’s a survivalist story. Yes, it’s about saddle bandits and dragon-corpses and endless wasteland chases with hexed steeds and pedigree ogres instead of cars. Yes, it’s about a curmudgeonly loner trying to find his lost love, with only a foul tempered mutant pentacorn to keep him company. But most of all it’s about making the most of the morning after the night before, and knowing that with every death — in this case the mercy killing of the entire exhausted High Fantasy genre — comes wondrous new life.”
“CODA is the window we’re opening for you, dear reader, to gaze into a world of strange and post-magical fantasy – a story unlike anything you and I have read before,” said Matías Bergara. “My most insane and colorful ideas are flowing out of my hands as I read what Si has been creating in his mind and I can’t wait for you to see what this is.”
CODA #1 is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, WWE, Abbott, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
“From Six-Gun Gorilla to The Spire to Weavers to Godshaper, Si has consistently delivered some of the most visceral, forward-thinking original ideas in comics, and I’m thrilled to see him truly unleash on a longform series,” said Eric Harburn, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Paired up with revelatory work from Matías, CODA is a broken fantasy epic the likes of which the genre’s never seen before.”
Print copies of CODA #1 will be available for sale in May 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.