It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #2 from Dark Horse Comics – Exclusive Cover Reveal

The first issue hasn’t hit shelves yet, but we’re thrilled to be able to give you an EXCLUSIVE first look at the cover artwork for IT’S ONLY TEENAGE WASTELAND #2 from Curt Pires and Jacobey Salcedo, on sale this January from Dark Horse Comics.

For those unfamiliar with the series, here’s what to expect when the first issue goes on sale December 7th:

When his parents go out of town for the weekend, Mexican-American high schooler Javi decides to throw a party–one that’ll launch him and his buds into popularity! Or at least get them noticed by some girls. But when things take a turn for the worse, Javi and his friends are thrust into a situation and future they could have never possibly prepared for. For fans of The Nice House on the Lake and What’s the Furthest Place From Here? or other comics with really long titles and cool high concepts.

Speaking about the series, Pires said: “I’m so excited to be back at Dark Horse telling this story with Jacoby and our amazing team. I started my career almost ten years ago with them, when they agreed to publish POP and things have only gotten better from there. This story is a spiritual sequel to YOUTH in a lot of ways, and I think fans of my work new and old will be pulled into this massive world and mystery we’re building here. This is just the first of many more exciting collaborations to come between myself and Dark Horse.”

Salcedo continued, adding: “IT’S ONLY TEENAGE WASTELAND has been my most favorite project I’ve worked on yet! Curt and I really put our everything into this, and it is littered with all the things we love. The book though wouldn’t be what it is without our amazing colorist, Mark Dale and sick letters by Michah Myers. I think this book is really for everyone, especially readers who love great books!”

Here’s the official solicitation info for issue two, along with Salcedo’s cover artwork.


Writer: Curt Pires
Penciller/Inker: Jacobey Salcedo
Colorist: Mark Dale
Letterer: Micah Myers
Cover artist: Jacobey Salcedo
On sale: 4th January 2023

Summary: It’s been ten days since the end of the world. Ten days since the party. Ten days since Javi totally ruined his chances with Henry. There’s no power or running water, but Javi and his friends find an oasis with everything they’ll need in the hollowed-out corpse of a gas station. Home sweet home. With their base established, it’s time to search for their families, survivors. Are they really alone?


The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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