Wiebe and Christmas Head for First Contact Flashback in PISCES

Independent comic book publisher Image Comics has announced a new series from the creative team of Kurtis Wiebe (Rat Queens) and Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered) entitled Pisces, which will chronicle the journey of Vietnam veteran Dillon Carpenter as he is recruited for a secret First Contact mission.

Pisces is described by the creative team as a psychological science fiction story which will deal heavily with Carpenter confronting the trauma he is left with after returning home from Vietnam.

Pisces is a monster created from my deepest physical and psychological fears,” said Wiebe. “It’s a series I’ve been afraid to write. This is me facing my demons.” 

Wiebe stated that whether or not the series winds up as a limited series will depend on sales, but at present Pisces is intended to be an ongoing.

The first issue of Pisces will be available in comic shops on April 29th.

 

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

A VIETNAM VET IS HAUNTED BY THE PAST, PLAGUED WITH VISIONS OF THE FUTURE IN PISCES

Wiebe and Christmas spin a new sci-fi, horror tale

Bestselling writer Kurtis J. Wiebe (RAT QUEENS, PETER PANZERFAUST) and Johnnie Christmas (SHELTERED) team up for an all-new science fiction, psychological body horror series in PISCES, coming to Image Comics/Shadowline this April.

PISCES introduces readers to former fighter pilot Dillon Carpenter, who found everything he wanted when he returned from the Vietnam War. A loving partner, a dream career training with NASA to travel through space, and soon, he will learn, a prime candidate for a secret mission, one that will forever change the world: First Contact. 

But as Dillon prepares, his war trauma returns and he’s haunted by dark visions of his future. There is but one constant: the voice whispering from the stars.

Pisces is a monster created from my deepest physical and psychological fears,” said Wiebe. “It’s a series I’ve been afraid to write. This is me facing my demons.” 

Christmas added: “Surreal, horrifying and beautiful, Pisces is part lullaby and part nightmare, wrapped within a pulse-pounding voyage of discovery.”

PISCES #1 will hit stores on April 29 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code FEB150484. 

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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