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EUGENIC CONCLUDES APOCALYPTIC TRILOGY FROM BOOM! STUDIOS
Some creative teams just click and create truly great work. One such partnership is that of writer James Tynion IV and artist Eryk Donovan. The pair have created two mini-series together through BOOM! Studios showcasing the end of the world, Memetic in 2014 and Cognetic in 2015. This October, they’re completing the Apocalyptic Trilogy with Eugenic. Here's the write-up from the publisher:
When a plague ravages the world, one scientist discovers the cure and becomes the savior of mankind. Hope is restored, and the world rebuilds. But then people who took the anti-virus begin having children who are… unnatural, and the definition of “normal” is forever altered.
"In December 2012, when my comics career was in its infancy, I challenged myself to imagine a kind of horror story that I had never seen before,” explained James Tynion IV. “And all in one night, three bizarre concepts came to mind, and I raced to my computer to start jotting them down in a series of documents that would ultimately become the basis for Eryk Donovan and my Apocalyptic Trilogy.
“The first two ideas were the most direct, and I knew how to bring them to life. Memetic and Cognetic explored the horrors of being made small—understanding that no matter how unique you believe yourself, we are all fundamentally the same, and when the apocalypse came—whether by an inexplicable Sloth image on the internet that drove you insane, or an alien hive mind looking to extend itself across every brain on the planet—we would all die at the same. They explored the horror of realizing a kind of inescapable homogeneity.
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“Eugenic was always the most difficult concept. The most raw. The most dangerous. Rather than an apocalypse unleashed upon the world from external forces, it is an apocalypse that we unleash upon ourselves. Rather than taking place over a handful of days, each of the three issues are hundreds of years apart. This is an apocalypse of good intentions and the horrors of sameness being allowed to take hold. In literal terms, it is the story of a monstrous new breed of humanity created by a misguided scientist looking to save the world and erase prejudice. Ultimately, these characters learn that hate cannot be genetically engineered out of a species. In the end, we are our own apocalypse.“
Eryk Donovan added, "For our final apocalypse, we wanted to do something a little different. Eugenic is a much more physical tale than Memetic and Cognetic, and with that will come all sorts of lovely body horror, disturbing visages, and creepy weirdness. It's crazy and dangerous, and we're going to blow your socks off. Welcome to the world of Eugenic!"
As with Memetic and Cognetic, Eugenic will be a three-issue mini-series, with each chapter oversized at 48 pages. Issue #1 features a main cover by Donovan and a subscription cover by Robbi Rodriguez.
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