Creator Tim Seeley has dipped his pen into all genres in our beloved comic book medium. Starting with the cult horror comic Hack/Slash, Seeley cut himself a career that included stints on the DCU’s Grayson, Revival from Image and even a Lost Boys sequel comic for DC/Vertigo. The writer now teams up with artist Priscilla Petraites and AfterShock comics to bring you a post-apocalyptic superhero tale of epic proportions.
Tim Seeley had the following to say:
BRILLIANT TRASH is the kind of sci-fi we don’t see that often in comics. It’s not a far off planet or the distant future. There are no ships and no aliens. It’s the story of the ‘word of tomorrow,’ torn directly from the headlines, about an America that might be waiting for us. It’s cautionary, but it’s also action packed and fun.. It’s a cyberpunk superhero story pulling inspiration from William Gibson, Robocop and the social media- fake news-superhero-obsessed world we live in
I think the art by Priscilla Petraites and Marco Lesko will really grab people. This is her first US work, and she’s doing really beautiful work. The world that Brilliant Trash takes place in is really well established visually…it’s a dirtier, messier, more visually polluted version of our own, and we get to see our lead, Kennedy Avis running her ass off through its grimy underbelly. BT is a fusion of a lot of genres because our own world is quickly becoming a crazy ass story in its own right.
Brilliant Trash sounds great and very much the kind of story that seems to be very relevant to our time. Seeley also knows how to craft a well paced, fun read. And AfterShock has been putting out quality books for a while now.
Check out the official solicitation below, along with some interior pages. And as always comment and discuss below!
BRILLIANT TRASH #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 11.15.17
In the days to come, a super powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem from the face of the globe. Now, in American dystopia after the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives. But in a world where news is tailored to every viewpoint, will anyone believe her?
A sci-fi super-human epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and break out art sensation Priscilla Petraites!