Petrol Head Welcomes Readers to the Non-Human Race
Petrol Head, a thrilling sci-fi series set in a future where the world is ravaged by a climate crisis. In this action-packed story by bestselling writer Rob Williams (known for his work on Suicide Squad), readers will embark on a high-octane journey alongside an old, grumpy, and smoke-belching robot.
The unlikely hero teams up with a 12-year-old girl, their shared mission being to outsmart the pursuing Robo-Cops and find an invention that could save humanity from the brink of disaster.
Williams will pen the story alongside the visually stunning artwork of Pye Parr (renowned for his contributions to 2000 AD) as he brings the racing sequences to life with a kinetic and Akira-like energy. With its punky and funny edge, Petrol Head embraces a heartfelt story about resilience and the power of companionship, as a smart young girl and a grumpy, obsolete hotrod-racing robot unite to confront the climate emergency threatening their world.
In this exhilarating launch issue, readers will be treated to 42 story-packed pages, immersing themselves in the dynamic world of Petrol Head. From robot designs that channel the energy of The Iron Giant or Real Steel to thrilling car races that make Death Race look like a Pixar movie, Parr’s art captures the essence of movement on the page while Williams delivers a pedal-to-the-metal story.
Williams shared his excitement about the series, emphasizing the beauty of Parr’s artwork and their shared goal of portraying a heartfelt narrative amidst the chaos. Petrol Head aims to combine fast cars, big robots, and humorous banter with a deeper exploration of characters and their relationships. Together, Williams and Parr have created a comic that promises both explosive action and a meaningful connection with the characters.
So buckle up and get ready to join the race in Petrol Head, where speed, rebellion, and the determination to save humanity collide in an adrenaline-fueled adventure. Will this unlikely duo succeed in overcoming the odds and thwarting the impending climate crisis? Find out as the series launches this November from Image Comics.
Petrol Head #1 will be available at your favorite local comic shop and digitally on November 8, 2023. Check out the preview below:
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