Join The Future Advance Preview: True Grit meets The Hunger Games in this latest series from AfterShock
Coming next year from AfterShock is another great-looking series from writer Zack Kaplan and artist Piotr Kowalski. Join The Future is a sci-fi Western hybrid, that has everything from futuristic cities at war with each other to a strong female heroine out for revenge.
Writer Kaplan explains some insights behind this new title: “Join The Future is loaded with themes of tomorrow versus yesterday, and the many versus the one.” In regards to the main character he says, “Clementine Libby is dynamic, mature, engaging and unrelenting, Mattie Ross from True Grit meets Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games.”
The art on the book is in safe hands, with Kowalski having a lot of previous work under his belt.
Kowalski and colourist Brad Simpson have collaborated on comics such as Sex, The Witcher and Bloodbourne. Their style suits the title, offering up vividly detailed landscapes and beautiful colours. We were lucky enough to have a look at some of the art, and it is as good as you would expect.
Zack Kaplan may be a relatively new name in comics, but his track record is impressive with all 3 of his previous books receiving options from various TV sources. Fans of sci-fi and even westerns may want to check this book out when it is released in March 2020. It is a 32-page comic in colour, for a cover price of $4.99.