Your First Look At Newly Announced Image Comics Dark Fantasy, ‘Bliss’, By Lewis And Yarsky

by Olly MacNamee

Award winning playwright and comics writer Sean Lewis (Coyotes, Thumbs) teams up once again with his  Coyotes co-creator and artist artist Caitlin Yarsky for a dark urban fantasy maxi-series titled, Bliss, coming from Image Comics this June.

In this upcoming series, there’s a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City. A good-hearted young man—overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife—makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family’s well-being.

Described as a cross between Breaking Bad and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Bliss  is something of a personal project from writer, Lewis, having seen his own father – and then himself – become addicted to one thing or another:

I grew up seeing people getting addicted to things: drugs, success, sex… it always seemed to be about forgetting deeper pains. I spent some of my life trying to forget my dad through these means, now that I’m a dad it made me wonder: how could that cycle break? And what happens to all these memories we push away? What if the Goddess Lethe was real? What if she is who we answered to?

Check out a first look at the debut issue due out Wednesday, June 24th from Image comics.

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