With so much uncertainty for comics stores at the moment it’s well worth making a note of some of the most exciting upcoming serial comics projects with an eye to eventual pre-order. Al Ewing (a multiple Broken Frontier Award nominee last year) and Simone Di Meo’s We Only Find Them When They’re Here from BOOM! Studios certainly fits that bill. Preview images and the full press release run below.
Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo Debut WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD from BOOM! Studios
“A thing to provoke awe, fear, and wonder.” – Kieron Gillen, Once & Future
“Sign me the hell up.” – Jason Aaron, Thor
BOOM! Studios today announced the new original comic book series WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD by superstars Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk) and Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), about one man’s unrelenting quest throughout space to discover the truth—no matter where it takes him. Available in stores September 2020.
Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest resources from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system by being the first to find a living god. But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into danger at the darkest reaches of space—unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…
Al Ewing is best known for his work for Marvel, including writing Immortal Hulk, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimates, Loki: Agent of Asgard, Avengers: No Surrender, and many more. Other work includes Judge Dredd and Zombo for 2000AD and Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor for Titan Comics. We Only Find Them When They’re Dead is his first project for BOOM! Studios.
“WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD is a concept I’ve been brewing for some years now, something that merges a few of my favorite things – high-concept action, world-building, quests for the meaning behind existence and heavily metaphorical science fiction – and uses them to create a universe we’re building out into something truly vast, rich and strange,” said Ewing. “No matter which parts of my work you’ve enjoyed before, there’ll be something here for you to love.”
Simone Di Meo is a comic book artist from Italy. He was the artist for the blockbuster Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series at BOOM! Studios. His previous work includes high profile projects at Marvel Entertainment including Venom, Old Man Logan, and Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense.
“I had been waiting for years to work on my own sci-fi series and Al wrote a story so intense that I couldn’t have asked for anything better,” said Di Meo. “Sci-fi, passion, mystery, and giant gods make these pages an absolute blast to draw.”
WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #1 features main cover art by series artist Di Meo, as well as variant covers by Toni Infante (Champions), Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom), Matias Bergara (Coda) and more.
“Al and Simone are delivering career-best work on this project — and that’s saying something,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Visceral, challenging, experimental, contemplative… Get ready for a science-fiction epic unlike any other, that seeks to answer why WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD.”
Print copies of WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #1 will be available in September 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. Due to the ongoing impact of the current global health crisis, the final release schedule of this series is subject to change.