BOOM! Announced studios Once upon a time at the end of the world by Jason Aaron on Monday. Today, AIPT can exclusively reveal that the project will feature artist Leila del Duca in the second five-issue arc. The first arc of five numbers for Once upon a time at the end of the world will launch in November, with the second arc of five issues with book two titled The rise and fall of Golgonooza–scheduled to hit comic book stores in 2023.
“I’m incredibly excited to jump into Once upon a time at the end of the world for the second arc. When Sierra and Jason first introduced me to this project, I was immediately drawn (ahem, pardon the pun) to Alexandre Tefenkgi’s character designs and Jason’s premise. And then when I read the script I was hooked like Dustin Hoffman in the movie To hang up“, said del Duca.
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Leila del Duca is a comic artist and writer living in Portland, Oregon. Co-created Shutter, in the distanceand Without sleep at Image Comics you can also find his working titles such as Wonder Woman: Storm Cast for DC Comics and The house of lost horizons for Dark Horse.
del Duca added, “Jason and Alexandre have created two captivating and emotionally driven main characters with a cast of supporting villains that I can’t wait to hear more about. And start drawing eventually. Is there still time for book 2! ? »
Check out del Duca’s character designs below.
Each issue will feature a different artist, with the first book featuring Alexandre Tefenkgi.
Once upon a time at the end of the world will feature a main cover by Mike Del Mundo and a variant cover by Tefenkgi with colors by Lee Loughridge, Junggeun Yoon, Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), and more. Check out Del Mundo and Tefenkgi’s covers below, plus an inside page for Alexandre Tefenkgi’s issue 1 below.
For more on this news, read the official press release below.
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 17, 2022) – BOOM! Studios has announced that highly acclaimed comic book illustrator Leila del Duca (Insomnia, Wonder Woman) will be the series artist for the second five-issue arc of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLDan epic post-apocalyptic series from Jason Aaron, Eisner and Harvey Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer (Thor, The Avengers, Southern Bastard), about a love story at the end of the world, brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and anchored… and ultimately timeless. BOOK TWO of this epic series, titled THE RISE AND FALL OF GOLGONOOZAwill be available in stores in 2023.
Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone quite like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive on a planet ravaged by environmental disaster. This epic 15-issue trilogy spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a crumbling world and their own stark differences tear at the threads that hold Maceo and Mezzy together… Will they, and the land beneath them? feet, finally be torn apart?
Leila del Duca is a comic artist and writer living in Portland, Oregon. She co-created Shutter, far, and Without sleep at Image Comics. She also drew titles such as Wonder Woman: Storm Cast for DC Comics, The house of lost horizons for Dark Horse, and illustrated for Marvel, BOOM! Studios, Oni Press, IDW and National Geographic. You can find Leila on Instagram at @leiladelduck.
“I’m incredibly excited to jump into ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD for the second arc. When Sierra and Jason first introduced me to this project, I was immediately drawn (ahem, pardon the pun) to Alexandre Tefenkgi’s character designs and Jason’s premise. And then when I read the script, I was hooked like Dustin Hoffman in the movie ‘Hook’,” del Duca said. “Jason and Alexander have created two emotionally endearing main characters with a cast of supporting villains that I can’t wait to hear more about. And start drawing eventually. Is there still time for Book 2! ?”
ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #1 features the main cover by highly acclaimed illustrator Mike Del Mundo (Thor), and a variant cover of Tefenkgi with colors by Lee Loughridge, Junggeun Yoon (something kills children), Jenny Frison (wonder woman), and more.
“Falling in love in the desert was the easy part. Now Maceo and Mezzy set out to create a new society from the ruins of the old one. A community founded on the sacred belief that love is love, in all its forms,” said Aaron. “Extremely talented Leila brings to life not only the story of our two lovers now grown, but also a beautiful new vision of an end-times paradise fighting to keep the darkness at bay.”
ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD is the latest version of BOOM! Studios’ eponymous brand, home to critically acclaimed original series including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt and Ron Garney; something kills children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; past and future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We only find them when they’re dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; seven secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele DiNicuolo; The many deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Basil by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Dark by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; and the upcoming series Heather by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García, Nightmare stuff by RL Stine and A,L. Kaplan, The approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley and Jesus Hervas; Damn them all by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard, Behold, Behemoth by Si Spurrier and Charlie Adlard, and Specifications by David Booher and Chris Shehan. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers by Ryan Parrott, Mat Groom, Moises Hidalgo and Marco Renna; and Magic by Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
Printed copies – each issue overflowing with 30 pages of history – of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #1 will be available for sale in November 2022 exclusively at local comic shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at BOOM! Studios online store. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
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