AfterShock Comics have just announced details of Brilliant Trash, a new sci-fi superhuman epic from writer Tim Seeley and artist Priscilla Petraites.
Here’s the official blurb:
In the days to come, a super powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem from the face of the globe. Now, in American dystopia after the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives. But in a world where news is tailored to every viewpoint, will anyone believer her?
Speaking about tie announcement, Seeley said: “Brilliant Trash is the kind of sci-fi we don’t see that often in comics. It’s not a far off planet or the distant future. There are no ships and no aliens. It’s the story of the ‘word of tomorrow,’ torn directly from the headlines,about an America that might be waiting for us. It’s cautionary, but it’s also action packed and fun.. It’s a cyberpunk superhero story pulling inspiration from William Gibson, Robocop and the social media- fake news-superhero-obsessed world we live in.”
He added, “I think the art by Priscilla Petraites and Marco Lesko will really grab people. This is her first US work, and she’s doing really beautiful work. The world that Brilliant Trash takes place in is really well established visually…it’s a dirtier, messier, more visually polluted version of our own, and we get to see our lead, Kennedy Avis running her ass off through its grimy underbelly. BT is a fusion of a lot of genres, because our own world is quickly becoming a crazy ass story in its own right.”
Brilliant Trash #1 hits shelves on the 15th of November, and you can feast your eyes on some unlettered preview artwork – as well as a variant cover from Seeley himself – below.