BOOM! Studios is bringing us a science fiction tale this December, entitled Venus, from creator Filip Sablik (Last Mortal), co-creator and writer Rick Loverd (Berserker), and artist Huang Danlan.
In Venus, it's the year 2150. Earth's resources are depleted, and countries race to outer space to mine what they need from other planets. China has laid claim to Mars, so the U.S. and its allies have to make do with getting what it needs from the inhospitable world of Venus. But for a group of Americans making its way there, survival has become all too real. After their ship crash-lands on the planet, the scrappy crew is forced to do whatever it takes to navigate the harsh landscape in their journey to find the science base they were flying toward. In the vein of great adventure survival stories like Lost and The Martian, there's only one reality on Venus—adapt or die.
Did you know, Loverd is currently the Program Director for the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), whose mission is to inspire better science in Hollywood by introducing entertainment professionals to great science communicators? Since its launch in 2008, The Exchange has completed more than 1,300 consults, including Iron Man 2, Tron: Legacy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Star Trek Into Darkness. Therefore, while Venus is a work of science fiction, the story is being written with some scientific plausibility in mind.
Here's some bonus concept art I came across…
— Rick Loverd (@rickloverd) November 16, 2015
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— Rick Loverd (@rickloverd) November 2, 2015
Venus #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on December 23rd.