As if writing brilliant comics like The Woods and UFOlogy wasn't enough, James Tynion IV is adding another book to his list this fall. From BOOM! Studios, Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan (The House in the Wall), the creative team behind the award-nominated Memetic, will come together once again for a new apocalyptic tale in the three-issue over-sized event Cognetic. The book will explore the fundamental human desire for control and how absolute power can topple civilization.
In Cognetic, every human believes they are a self-reliant, self-determined individual, each set on their own course. They've built civilizations, they've built culture, they've built lives…but what if that isn't the right track? What if there is a singular mind ready to take back control and finally right the destiny of mankind and build a better tomorrow?
The story follows a powerful psychic being that once controlled one-third of the world's population as a part of its hivemind, and his return to humanity in modern-day New York City. With that, we also get to see the story of a young woman, the assistant to the director of the FBI, who might be the only one who can save humanity, but at a terrible, terrible cost. It's described as a psychic action thriller, precariously positioned on the edge of outright apocalypse.
I've seen a few different releases recently that deal with this "post-apocalyptic" theme, but none have been quite as interesting as this one. Knowing Tynion's work, I'm sure this will be an incredibly intense read, and I can't wait to grab a copy. The first issue will contain 48 pages worth of story and will arrive in comic shops this October.
Cognetic #1 Main Cover by Eryk Donvan
Cognetic #1 Incentive Cover by Juan Doe
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