Eric Stephenson (NOWHERE MEN, LONG HOT SUMMER), Eisner Award-nominated writer and Publisher at Image Comics, and artist Simon Gane (The Vinyl Underground, Paris), come together for a suspenseful modern horror story in THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1: BLACK HOLES FOR THE YOUNG. Paired with colors by the Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire and lettering and design by Fonografiks, THEY’RE NOT LIKE US is a creeping suspense story about a young woman named Syd with telepathic abilities and the unlikely new allies—and enemies—she makes as she learns how to cope with her powers. The first six issues will be collected into a trade paperback and made available this July.
THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1 follows Syd after she’s saved by a group of adolescents with similarly special abilities, a group that is led by The Voice, a man with questionable motives, mysterious origins, and even more suspect morals. The more answers Syd seeks to glean from her new peers, the more secrets she uncovers—each one more unsettling than the last.
THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-314-2) hits comic book stores on July 8 and bookstores on July 21, and will be available for $9.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code MAY150507.
“Strong, energetic and provocative work that deserves to be read, offering a timely and slightly uncomfortable look at what might happen if an age of entitlement was fuelled by superpowers.” --Broken Frontier
“Eric Stephenson and artist Simon Gane have found a truly new thing to do with superpowered young people.” --Comics Worth Reading
“The art by Simon Gane is very strong and is the perfect fit for the story, enhancing many parts of the narrative with some clever techniques which I wont spoil, but which were very dramatic and impactful. Even without the story, the art would look absolutely gorgeous, the environments in particular look varied and grand and are a treat to pour over and soak in the atmosphere. The colours from Jordie Bellaire really help sell the atmosphere of these locals and keep the book looking varied and fresh. To top it off, the books design from Fonografiks is an excellent example of his less is more approach to design, ensuring that this book looks top notch in every regard.” --We the Nerdy
“A beautifully constructed introduction to a complex examination of youth in revolt.” --ComicBook.com
“Outside of Syd, Stephenson's characters are well-versed in their abilities and confidently live their lives above the law, without seeming like outright criminals. The subtlety of their natures gives them a sinister edge… Definitely not like any other teenage mutant comic.” --Comic Book Resources
“An extremely impressive debut from a visual stance… Stephenson manages to ask all the right questions to elevate this comic into one people should read and certainly be excited for more.” --Newsarama
“I'm definitely intrigued with this series.” --Comic Vine
“I can't recommend this book enough.” --Coming Up Comics