First Look: Low Road West #1 Takes Into Undiscovered Country
by Hannah Means Shannon
Boom! Studios has rolled out a special First Look today here on Comicon.com for the first issue of brand new series Low Road West, which is written by Eisner Award-nominated Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Power of The Dark Crystal, Aquaman, Warlords of Appalachia) and illustrated by Flaviano (I Am Groot, Spider-Man/Deadpool).
The new series is about five teenage refugees trying to survive the exodus from the war-torn East Coast to the sanctuary of San Francisco. But they don’t make it to their destination. Instead they find themselves stranded in a nuclear-blasted Oklahoma in a ghost town that presents “unnatural threats”. Death, reality, the nature of change, are all presented for re-evaluation in this sci-fi fantasy tale. Can a group of kids who trust each other as little as they probably trust themselves become a family in the face of these challenges?
Eric Harburn, Senior Editor at Boom! Studios says:
LOW ROAD WEST is a love letter to the journey we’ve all experienced as unsure teenagers, namely how sometimes it can feel like it’s the end of the world. Except this time, it literally might just be. Phillip, Flaviano, Miquel, and Jim have created a diverse cast of characters who not only have to find a way to survive the dangers lurking for them on the open road…but also find a way to survive each other.
Here’s our special First Look!
Low Road West #1 features a main cover by Flaviano and variant cover by David Lafuente (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), and print copies will be available for sale on September 12, 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.
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