The rise of the sentence-led death-obsesses comic book title continues following up Something Is Killing The Children with new Boom title for September, We Only Find Them When They're Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo about one man's unrelenting quest throughout space to discover the truth—no matter where it takes him.
And yes that means everyone' September 2020 solicitations are on the way. And it marks a handy scalp for Boom, with Ewing's work better known for Immortal Hulk at Marvel, with the upcoming Empyre, as well as plenty of 2000AD and Doctor Who. While Simone's has been around the Boom with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as well as Venom, Old Man Logan, and Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense at Marvel.
Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest resources from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system by being the first to find a living god. But Malik's obsession with the gods will push his crew into danger at the darkest reaches of space—unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…
Al tells people "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 favourite 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"
While Simone goes with "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."
Out in September