Once Upon A Time At The End Of The World: Boom! Studios and Jason Aaron Team Up For Post-Apocalyptic Series
Boom! Studios has announced a brand-new series that will take readers on a post-apocalyptic journey on a planet ravaged by an environmental catastrophe that brings together Maceo and Mezzy in a story that spans an entire lifetime. The series will be penned by New York Times bestselling and Eisner and Harvey Award winner Jason Aaron who teams up with three artistic teams in a vision of the end of the world that the publisher describes as “brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded.” The series first five-issue arc will feature interior art from Eisner Award-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi.
Boom! Studios description of Once Upton A Time At The End Of The World reads:
“Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic trilogy–each issue overflowing with 30 story pages–spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a ruined world and their own stark differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together.. Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart?”
Aaron has penned some of the most iconic stories in our generation that includes Marvel‘s Thor which ran for seven years at the publisher and introduced fans to Jane Foster’s Thor. He has also penned other Marvel heroes such as Doctor Strange, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Conan.
He also had a hand in the relaunch of Marvel‘s Star Wars in 2015 which went on to become the best-selling American comic book in over two decades. Apart from his iconic work at Marvel, Aaron has also penned note-worthy creator-owned series such as Southern Bastards at Image Comics and Scalped from Vertigo.
Aaron notes what he believes should encompass a love story, saying:
“A love story should be more than just one kind of story. More than just a first act. Especially when it’s the kind of epic, unbridled love that carves a trail across two lifetimes, leaving behind moments of joy and suffering, pleasure and horror, healing and scarring. Even more so when those lives are being lived in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
This is the story of two lost kids who find each other at the very end of days. Like if Wes Anderson had directed ‘Road Warrior.’ But that’s only the beginning of their journey of survival and of the world’s last great love story.”
Once Upon A Time At The End Of The World #1 will feature a main cover by artist Mike Del Mundo with variant cover art by Tefenkgi, Junggeun Yoon, Jenny Frison, and more.
Once Upon A Time At The End Of The World #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally in November 2022. Check out the preview page and character design below:
Source: Boom! Studios
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