It’s a busy day for Mark Russell. Not only did I get to interview him ahead of Fantastic Four: Life Stories #1 dropping this new comic book day, but now we hear the official word on his next new series, Not All Robots, coming this August from AWA Upshot.
Billed as a black comedy – something of a Russell trademark, and welcomed every time by this comic book reader – it’s being compared to a darker Futurama. Which can be pretty dark at times itself. Plus, it’s being illustrated by Mike Deodato Jr., one of the artistic architects behind AWA Upshot and a great artist too.
Anyway, here’s the lowdown and first look at Not All Robots #1, out Wednesday August 4th:
“In the year 2056, robots have replaced human beings in the workforce. An uneasy co-existence develops between the newly intelligent robots and the ten billion humans living on Earth. Every human family is assigned a robot upon whom they are completely reliant. What could possibly go wrong? Meet the Walters, a human family whose robot, Razorball, ominously spends his free time in the garage working on machines which they’re pretty sure are designed to kill them in this sci-fi satire from Mark Russell (The Flintstones, Second Coming) and Mike Deodato Jr. (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Resistance).”