BOOM! Studios has announced a new series from William Harris and Giovanni Valletta. Eternal will tackle the problems of a world which has embraced cloning technology to an extreme degree, essentially rendering death extinct.
While real-world human cloning is still a good way off, advances in technology should make a story like this particularly fascinating for fans of both science fiction and science fact.
BOOM did not make it immediately clear in the press release whether the series is intended to be a limited or an ongoing, so it’s possible that the publisher will wait to see what sort of sales the title does before pushing forward.
BOOM does have a first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox, so its very possible that the print series may be serving as a back-door pilot for a potential TV series.
[FROM THE PRESS RELEASE]
November 10, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – If you had the option of living forever, would you take it? This December, award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios continues its tradition of smart and thrilling sci-fi books with the launch of Eternal, a new series created and written by William Harms (Impaler, inFamous) and illustrated by Giovanni Valletta. Eternal takes place in a world where cloning is not only legal, but highly practiced to the point where a person can essentially achieve immortality by continually cloning themselves.
“BOOM! has always taken pride in the strong collection of sci-fi titles we offer, from The Hypernaturals to Six-Gun Gorilla, so we’re excited to add to that list this December with Eternal,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “This is a world where life is extended past its natural ending, where science rules, and things like morality and ethics have taken a back seat. It’s a scary world, and one we can’t wait to share. William and Giovanni are swinging for the fences with this series.”
In Eternal, in a world of clones, the Human Liberation Army wants to free people from New Life’s grasp. Their leader Gail will take the most drastic, personal measures yet to do so. Rathmann, a former homicide detective turned New Life enforcer, is on the case, and is asking tough questions. Violet, a young girl and one of the few non-cloned humans—or Pures—left, is longing to enter the real world. But she has no idea the danger she is stepping into.
Eternal #1 arrives in comic book shops on December 10th with a main cover illustrated by Frazer Irving (Annihilator, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) for the cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141120. A retailer incentive cover drawn by Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight, Dream Thief) will be available in limited quantities. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is November 17th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.