AfterShock Comics Announces World Reader from Jeff Loveness and Juan Doe
Loveness and Doe launch sci-fi series World Reader
By Nolan P. Smith
AfterShock Comics, the company that has brought the world exciting titles like Rough Riders and my personal favorite, Animosity, has announced a new addition to their 2017 lineup, and it’s a big one. Writer Jeff Loveness (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Groot) and Juan Doe (American Monster) bring to life World Reader #1 this April.
“I couldn’t have asked for a more open and exciting creative experience,” said Loveness. “I’ve always loved big, existential sci-fi that takes a swing at the Universe. Films like Tarkovsky’s “Solaris” and “2001”, mixed with modern ones like ‘Contact’ and Arrival’ and Ray Bradbury sci-fi were huge huge influences on this story. AfterShock gave me the freedom to combine spirituality, sci-fi, and horror with Cosmogony and Apocalypse narratives in every issue.”
So, what’s it about? Here’s the info, straight from the source:
Meet Sarah, an astronaut traveling from dead planet to dead planet, talking to the ghosts of the dead worlds…as she fights to discover the secret that’s killing the universe. But Death doesn’t give up its secrets so easily, and as Death hunts her from planet to planet, Sarah struggles to maintain the trust of her crew and her own sanity in the endless ocean of lives. Every world has a story, and if she can find the secret tying them all together, she can save Earth from being the next world to die.
“It brings to the forefront the questions humans have had from the beginning of civilization, the questions of origins and why we were created and it is very much an operatic space thriller with some nice twists and turns,” said Doe.
Make sure to pre-order your copy of World Reader #1 for when it drops April 19th.