From the cartoonist behind Space Mullet (Warren Johnson) and the colorist for Shirtless Bear Fighter (Mike Spicer) comes a gritty, emotive dystopian comic series titled Extremity. The collection will feature the first six issues in the series, all stuffed into one paperback volume, set to be released for retail purchase this September.
Extremity tells the story of Thea, a girl who dreams of taking revenge on the clan that ruined her family. The bold new series features ferocious battles between man, machines, and monsters and takes inspiration from the beauty and imagination of Studio Ghibli, as well as the intensity of Mad Max.
“Extremity is a book I’ve been working on for over three years, putting everything I had into making it special,” said Johnson. “It was a tremendous joy to write and draw, and I think that shows on the pages. I hope the characters speak to you as much as they did to me!”
The comic duo is supported by Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment, both multiplatform entertainment companies specializing in television, comics, film, digital content, interactive, gaming and merchandise. While the name might not ring a bell immediately for non-comic fans, it should after revealing that the company is led by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman.
During its individual release cycle, each issue of Extremity has received a myriad of praise from all sorts of different sources. “Part revenge epic, part family drama; endlessly inventive and gleefully bloody,” said IGN’s Jeff Lake.
Extremity VOL. 1 will arrive in comic book stores Wednesday, September 6th, and bookstores Tuesday, September 12th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, July 10th. It is also available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.
Be sure to stay tuned to the site for more information on Extremity, as well as the site’s official review!