Travel Through Space Searching For Truth In ‘We Only Find Them When They’re Dead’

by James Ferguson

BOOM! Studios has announced a new sci-fi series with We Only Find Them When They’re Dead. Written by Al Ewing and illustrated by Simone Di Meo, the comic centers on a man’s unrelenting quest through space in search of the truth, regardless of where it takes him. From the sound of it, this is a pretty trippy ride.

Writer Al Ewing says:

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. No matter which parts of my work you’ve enjoyed before, there’ll be something here for you to love.

Set to debut in September 2020, We Only Find Them When They’re Dead follows Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II as they harvest resources from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. Other autopsy ships focus on meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, but Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system by finding a living god for the first time. His obsession with the gods pushing the crew into danger at the darkest reaches of space…unless the rogue agent tailing them can stop them first.

Artist Simone Di Meo added:

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,. 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 a main cover by Di Meo and variant covers by Toni Infante, Christian Ward, Matias Bergara, and more.

Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios says:

Al and Simone are delivering career-best work on this project — and that’s saying something. 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.

Look for We Only Find Them When They’re Dead at your local comic shop in September 2020.

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