What’s the Furthest Place from Here, a new series coming this Fall from Image Comics, is adding some rhythm back to the apocalypse. Written by Matthew Rosenberg with art by Tyler Boss, each issue will come in two editions: a regular release, with just the comic but also a deluxe edition that comes with a limited-edition vinyl single featuring a variety of artists. The first issue is on sale in print and digital this November.
Matthew Rosenberg and Tyler Boss are some of the most exciting creators working in comics today. After a stint in the music industry, including co-writing an album with the Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah, Rosenberg came to comics, breaking in with the creator-owned We Can Never Go Home. He has since gone on to work for several major publishers, including Marvel, DC, and Archie. Artist Tyler Boss worked with Rosenberg on another project: 4 Kids Walk into a Bank; Boss was also behind the recently concluded noir mini-series Dead Dog’s Bite. Now Boss reunites with Rosenberg to bring readers a new spin on the post-apocalyptic genre in What’s the Furthest Place from Here?
In a recent post, Image Comics has released more details about the upcoming series. Set after the “world has ended,” What’s the Furthest Place from Here follows a gang of children roaming the landscape. One of their own, Sid, believes there is more to the world than what they see and goes off to explore and find it; when she turns up missing, her friends must band together and save her. The press release called it a story “about the things that matter most—your survival, your loved ones, and your record collection.” To that end, each issue will ship in a special deluxe edition, exclusive to comic book shops, with a limited pressing vinyl record; the first single will feature new music from Blake Schwarzenbach of the bands Jawbreaker and Jets to Brazil; California punk band Joyce Manor will also contribute music. Each single will spotlight different artists each month, with more to be announced later.
Pairing a comic book with a vinyl single has never been done before in mainstream comics. Both creators had a desire to make something new and ambitious, and something only they could make, and What’s the Furthest Place from Here is that book. Post-apocalyptic fiction is a popular genre, especially in these times, and by fusing it with musical sensibilities and framing it from a child’s perspective, Rosenberg and Boss are giving fans a truly unique take on the field.
What’s the Furthest Place from Here, from Image Comics, is a new type of apocalyptic adventure story, and readers looking to take the plunge will have a perfect soundtrack to accompany their journey.
Source: Image Comics