Five Teens Flee The Apocalypse In Low Road West From Boom! Studios In September
by Hannah Means Shannon
Boom! Studios has announced new five issue limited series Low Road West set to land in September 2018.
Written by Eisner Award-nominated writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Power of The Dark Crystal, Aquaman) and illustrated by Flaviano (I Am Groot, Spider-Man/Deadpool), the series follows five teenage refugees “trying to survive the exodus from the war-torn East Coast to the sanctuary of San Francisco”.
The refugees find themselves are stranded in “an irradiated Oklahoma wasteland”, they take shelter in a ghost town. They find “strange, unnatural threats” there that challenge their beliefs in death, reality, and identity.
Phillip Kennedy Johnson explains:
Thematically, LOW ROAD WEST grew out of my earlier BOOM! Studios series, Last Sons of America and Warlords of Appalachia. Fans of those stories will see familiar elements in LOW ROAD WEST, but the cast is bigger, the stakes are higher, and when the story veers into sci-fi and the supernatural, it veers hard. Half of the story takes place in an American ghost town which is itself a mystery the characters have to solve, and as for the other half… you’ll have to read it to find out, but Flaviano and I are incredibly stoked for readers to see where LOW ROAD WEST leads.
The world of LOW ROAD WEST is dynamic and stimulating, as nothing is what it seems and you never know what’s about to happen next. Each script from Phillip is so exciting, giving me a chance to go deeper into each characters and see how they clash with each other, along with the world around them.
Low Road West #1 features a main cover by Flaviano and variant cover by David Lafuente (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man).
Check out this interior art on the first issue:
Print copies of Low Road West will be available for sale in September 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the Boom! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.