Clive Barker has a brand new original comic series coming out from BOOM! Studios that imagines God returning to Earth. Though Barker has written many comics, New Genesis is his first original comic story. The series is co-created by Mark Miller, who describes the series saying, “if God were to come back and tell you how we all got it wrong and what everything really meant.”
“New Genesis” with feature artwork from Haemi Jang (“Hellraiser: The Road Below”). The series will run for 12 issues beginning in May, 2013. More details below.
In “New Genesis” follows Julian Demond, a captain of industry, who believes he is on a mission to discover God, and in the wasteland finds Wick, fostering a relationship with this strange man who claims he is actually the Big Man Upstairs and appears to be just as omnipotent.
Barker said of the series, “We’re making something that is a radical re-reading of ancient structures. It does have the word Genesis in the title, after all. That should be a dead giveaway. I love the idea of stories being about great beginnings and terrible endings.”
“He’s sort of going back to Earth and seeing everything for the first time, so he’s having all these new experiences,” says Matt Gagnon, editor in chief at Boom! “What’s really interesting about his story is how the world reacts to his judgment and seeing the world through his eyes.”
“New Genesis” is filled with dark fantasy, horror and “all the terrible things that happened in the original Genesis,” says Mark Miller, “filled with all the terrible things that happened in the original Genesis,” Miller says.
“That’s one of the things about Clive’s writing, he likes to keep things timeless,” Miller adds, “so he has included these real-life places that are part of our consciousness and understanding the world. And then he burns them to the ground.”
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