Calling all bookworms! This is a comic right up our alley. Coming from BOOM! Studios, written by Curt Pires (POP, Mayday) with art by David Rubin, is The Fiction #1. The story centers around four childhood friends who discover a box of strange books, but not just any books. These books have the power to transport people to the beautiful worlds described within them, when read aloud. However, most of the time magical things come at some cost. So, when one of the four goes missing, the others vow never to reveal where they've been and what they've seen. Years later, when one of the remaining kids, now an adult, also mysteriously disappears, it's up to the last two of the group to dig up their dusty books to find him and finally figure out what happened to their friend all those years ago.
I don't know about you, but I am incredibly excited about this book. The premise sounds intense, imaginative, and suspenseful! I think it's always fun to take an instance that happened during the childhood phase of life, and then revisit it from an adult perspective. It sounds like Curt Pires has thought up a unique script, sure to entice readers. Besides, it's impossible not to admire David Rubin's artwork. It's predicted that fans of titles like Locke & Key and The Unwritten will feel very connected to this story. Thankfully, we don't have to wait too long until we get to see what this new series is all about. The Fiction #1 is set to release this June.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.