Read The First 7 Pages Of EARTHDIVERS #1 From Stephen Graham Jones

EARTHDIVERS #1 hits your local comic book store on October 5, but thanks to IDW Publishing, Monkeys Fighting Robots has a seven-page preview for our readers. The book is written by Stephen Graham Jones, with art by Davide Gianfelice, Joana Lafuente drops the colors, and you will read Steve Wands’ letter work. The main cover is by Rafael Albuquerque, with variant covers by Maria Wolf, Aaron Campbell, and Christian Ward.

The year is 2112, and it’s the apocalypse exactly as expected: rivers receding, oceans rising, civilization crumbling. Humanity has given up hope, except for a group of Indigenous outcasts who have discovered a time travel portal in a cave in the desert and figured out where everything took a turn for the worst: America. Convinced that the only way to save the world is to rewrite its past, they send one of their own—a reluctant linguist named Tad—on a bloody, one-way mission to 1492 to kill Christopher Columbus before he reaches the so-called New World. But there are steep costs to disrupting the timeline, and taking down an icon isn’t an easy task for an academic with no tactical training and only a wavering moral compass to guide him. As the horror of the task ahead unfolds and Tad’s commitment is tested, his actions could trigger a devastating new fate for his friends and the future.

Enjoy the preview below.

Stephen Graham Jones is the New York Times bestselling author of nearly thirty novels and collections, and there are some novellas and comic books in there as well. Most recent are The Only Good Indians and My Heart is a Chainsaw. Up next are Earthdivers and Don’t Fear the Reaper. Stephen lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado.

Comic book artist, illustrator, and visualizer working for such important publishers as Marvel, DC Comics, IDW, Dark Horse, Skybound, Image, Sergio Bonelli Editore, and more.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.