This December, the creative team of Filip Sablik (Last Mortal), Rick Loverd (Berserker), and Huang Danlan are set to bring us Venus, a brand new original mini-series from award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios.
A sci-fi exploration series, Venus promises to evoke “the history of great adventurers from the pilgrims to the Western pioneers, from deep-sea explorers to polar trailblazers, all of whom searched for a new beginning.”
In 2150, Earth’s resources all but depleted, and countries find themselves heading into outer space to find what they need. With China already laying claim to Mars, the United States and her allies are forced to settle for trying to make do with the inhospitable planet of Venus. However, when a group of Americans crash-land on the planet, they are forced to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape and – as they quickly find out – have to learn to adapt or die.
Speaking about the announcement of the series, BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon said “Survival stories have become a hallmark of pop culture, and Venus is a survival story in one of the harshest environments you can imagine. Rick and Huang have constructed a harrowing thriller that’s about a group of people pushed well past their limits, on a planet where the average daily temperature is 864° Fahrenheit. It’s a powerful, intelligent miniseries about the enduring spirit of humanity—and how far a person will go to ensure their own survival.”
Venus #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on December 23rd with a main cover by W. Scott Forbes (Arcadia, Effigy) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT151194. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Felipe Smith (All-New Ghost Rider), and a retailer incentive cover by acclaimed illustrator Steven Thomas. In addition, each issue of the mini-series will contain a backmatter essay written by a different scientific authority, including Randii R. Wessen of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Phil Plait of Slate’s Bad Astronomy Blog.
The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is November 30th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It can also be ordered directly from BOOM! Studios on its website.