Join us at Forbidden Planet Wednesday, February 28th, as we celebrate the launch of the new comic series The Wilds with writer Vita Ayala signing copies of issue #1 for fans and collectors from 6:30-8:30pm.
Published by Black Mask Studios, The Wilds features interior art and main cover by Emily Pearson (Cult Classic, forthcoming from Vault Comics) and variant covers by Natasha Alterici (Heathen). After stories published in Bitch Planet and a slew of recent books from DC Comics, The Wilds is poised to be Vita Ayala’s big breakout book.
Here’s the synopsis:
After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety.
Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does.
Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations — those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it — until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond.
[A] bold tale of surviving in bleak times.
Need further convincing to give The Wilds a try? You can read a 5 page preview of The Wilds over at io9 to whet your appetite for this exciting new comic. Can’t make it to our event? You can pre-order copies of Emily Pearson’s cover A here and Natasha Alterici’s cover B here and we’ll ship them to you SIGNED (as always- at no extra charge) by Vita when the evening wraps up.
Hope to see you there!