Image Hopes Timely New Series Will Be “No. 1 With A Bullet”


Image Comics announced today a new series from Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona, creators of “Goners.” No. 1 With A Bullet, a new thriller from the best-selling team, debuts from Image Comics this November.

Nash Huang is a social media and celebrity and her peak. But when a new piece of wearable tech hits the market which allows wearing to record their surroundings with the blink of an eye, Nash’s charmed life becomes a nightmare. After the leak of a sex tape threatens Nash’s celebrity status and way of life, she’s soon the victim of an even more sinister and terrifying invasion of privacy as a fan crosses the line into stalking then into something even worse. Given the speed at which technology advances, No. 1 With A Bullet could wind up being eerily prescient and a creepily engrossing thriller for the modern age.

Writer Semahn had this to say about his inspiration for the series, “The more I looked around at our world—the post-facts, the online victimization, the shouting past each other into the digital void—the more I wondered if technology has helped us more than hurt us…With patents filed for recordable contact lenses in order to ‘make sure you don’t miss a single moment of your life,’ where do we the draw the line? No. 1 explores both innovation and invasion. A stalker story at heart, with a Black Mirror feel, No. 1 With A Bullet paints an all too real future right around the corner.”

Artist Corona added, “Social networks and the way the lines between private and public aspects of our lives have blurred with the advances of technology is something that fascinates me. It has connected the world in ways never before imagined, but it has also exposed a very dark side of us all that, in some cases, magnifies the proximity of how close we can feel to being vulnerable online.”

Jacob Semahn was formerly a producer for reality television before becoming a writer on animated TV series such as “Avengers Assemble” and “Ultimate Spider-Man.” He broke into comics recently with the comic book adaptation of the “Ultimate Spider-Man” animated series before launching “Goners” at Image. Jorge Corona made a splash in the last few years as the artist on DC’s “Teen Titans Go” series and on the short-lived but acclaimed “We Are Robin” series. Corona won the Russ Manning Award for most promising newcomer at 2015’s Eisner Awards.

No. 1 With A Bullet hits stores on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.


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NEW THRILLER NO. 1 WITH A BULLET
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PORTLAND, OR, 07/11/2017 — From the bestselling creative team behind GONERS, Jacob Semahn and Russ Manning Award-winning artist Jorge Corona team up once again for an all-new thriller in NO. 1 WITH A BULLET. The new series is set to launch this November.

Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. In NO. 1 WITH A BULLET, Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash’s life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in “technological progress,” these contacts not only play video or augment reality… but also record with the blink of an eye. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy super fan is the last thing on Nash’s mind… but that’s exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins.

“The more I looked around at our world—the post-facts, the online victimization, the shouting past each other into the digital void—the more I wondered if technology has helped us more than hurt us,” said Semahn. “Without a second thought we give up privacy every day in order to appease our social media overlords, but at what cost? With patents filed for recordable contact lenses in order to ‘make sure you don’t miss a single moment of your life,’ where do we the draw the line? No. 1 explores both innovation and invasion. A stalker story at heart, with a Black Mirror feel, No. 1 With A Bullet paints an all too real future right around the corner.”

Corona added: “Social networks and the way the lines between private and public aspects of our lives have blurred with the advances of technology is something that fascinates me. It has connected the world in ways never before imagined, but it has also exposed a very dark side of us all that, in some cases, magnifies the proximity of how close we can feel to being vulnerable online. These are not new problems, these are issues society has been dealing with for years. Now, we’re just trying to understand how to deal with them in a completely different context. Exploring the human root in a world that has become so artificial was what drove me into making this project a priority.”

NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, November 1st.

Jeremy Radick

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