Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong are teaming up on a comic about a young girl and her android teddy bear.
Some fun news! Today, comics publisher BOOM! Studios announced a new five-issue original series written by Victor LaValle, whose novel The Ballad of Black Tom was a finalist for both the Hugo and the Nebula as well as a Bram Stoker Award and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. He’ll be teaming up with Beastlands artist Jo Mi-Gyeong for the project, which is called EVE and centers around an eleven-year-old girl and her android teddy bear in a post-apocalyptic world. Here’s the full blurb:
When the ice caps melted, most of humanity was lost to the hidden disease that was released.
Now, a mysterious girl named Eve has awoken in secret and must deal with a world that’s nothing like the virtual reality she was raised in. In order to save her father, Eve must embark on a deadly quest across the country, but she has no idea of the threats that await her – or the price she will pay to restore life to a dying planet…
The concept is obviously timely. LaValle said the question that spawned the idea for EVE was, “What kind of planet are we leaving to our kids?” Said LaValle, “The question has never been as immediate . . . but I didn’t want to write some grim story about how this joint went to hell. Instead, I wanted to write a story about how we let the planet apart and left it to the younger generations to fix it.”
Said Mi-Gyeong, “I had a lot of fun illustrating this fascinating world that Victor built, and I can’t wait to show you all a future beyond your wildest imagination!”
Print copies of EVE #1 will be available for sale in May 2021.
[via Black Nerd Problems]