Next February, AfterShock Comics are set to launch a brand new time-twisted sci-fi action-comedy from multiple Eisner-winning writer John Layman, talented newcomer artist Karl Mostert and colourist extraordinaire Dee Cunniffe.
Speaking about the announcement, Layman said “The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time started off as a funny, goofy idea that hit me when I was brainstorming time travel ideas. First off, the title made me laugh, which is always a good thing, and from there it expanded to an exercise to try to take the notion of butterfly effect to the crazy, most absurd situations possible. One small change to the space-time continuum, and a million crazy repercussions as a result.”
He continued, adding “The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time is the story of Sean Bennett, a low-level lab worker who meets his future self in a bar, who convinces him to use the prototype laboratory time machine and go back a week —just a week— and make a few minor changes to order to improve his life. Only when he comes back, all time has been screwed up… dinosaurs walk the earth, samurais, Vikings, and they are all ruled under the tyrannical iron thumb of Emperor Abraham Lincoln IV. Poor Sean is tasked with setting right the space-time continuum, or face the wrath of the cyborg Future Police. To do this, Sean has to undo everything he did previously, but every action he takes seems to make things worse and worse.”
“The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time is also a mystery. I’m calling it a ‘Butterfly Effect noir,’ because, even amid all the absurdity of fixing a crazy, f#%&ed-up space-time continuum, Sean Bennet also has to get to the bottom of things. If it wasn’t his time-traveling actions that screwed everything up, whose was it? Whodunit? And why?”
With a main cover by Mostert and Cunniffe and a 1:15 Incentive from Larry Stroman, The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time #1 goes on sale on the 5th of February 2020, and you can feast your eyes on some of the unlettered preview artwork below.
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