In their ever growing attempt to push the genre boundaries of the medium, AfterShock Comics is bringing yet another unique sounding title to comic shops everywhere this summer. Billed as “equal parts The Fifth Element and Phillip K. Dick”, Relay will be out next summer!
Writer Zac Thompson had this to say about working with AfterShock:
AfterShock is an incredibly welcoming family that is committed to publishing the best books in the comic market. Honestly, working with them on Relay has been nothing short of a writer’s dream. I’ve brought them insane ideas that I thought would never fly and every single time they are met with optimism and a commitment to making it work within the narrative. My scripts have been long and overly detailed and every step of the way that intricate level of detail can be felt on the page and you can feel it looking at this book. It’s a god-damn beautiful thing and that’s because AfterShock cared about every single page, every step of the way. I couldn’t think of a better home for Relay
On why comic fans should pick up Relay, the writer added:
Relay is in many ways a tribute to the science fiction worlds that inspired me as I was growing up. The best thing I can compare it to is Paul Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL. There’s a brain to this book beneath the action and the world we’ve created that mirrors our own. It’s something that evokes a lot of our modern fears about society, leadership, and control and puts them in a really colorful and detailed world. Anyone who saw BLADE RUNNER 2049 is going to be right at home with RELAY. People should definitely throw it on their pull because it’s unlike any other science fiction book out there. I promise you we’re dealing with some insane shit and by the end of every issue you’ll have no idea where we’re headed next
I don’t know about you, but reading that definitely makes me want to pick this book up when it hits stands! Check out the cover, official solicit and some pages below and tell us what you think. And make sure to pick up Relay in 2018!
artist: Andy Clarke
story: Zac Thompson & Donny Cates
cover A: Andy Clarke
cover B: TBDA perfect future of intergalactic travel and community. Every newly discovered planet is unified culturally through a monolithic structure known as the Galactic Relay. Although the towering monument is meant to inspire conformity of ideas, technology, and progress – many resent the foreign structure. Jad Carter, a Relay employee, must keep the peace and act as an emissary to new civilizations. But when he finds the Relay’s mythological creator, Hank Donaldson, his idea of reality and the universe shatters.