BOOM! Studios have announced “Coda,” a new creator-owned series from Eisner-nominated writer Si Spurrier (“The Spire,” “Godshaper,” “Motherlands”) and artist Matías Bergara (“Cannibal,” “Supergirl”), which follows a former bard named Hum who is trying to save the soul of his wife in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world where magic has been destroyed. Throughout the 12-issue series Hum, along with his mutant unicorn, will be drawn into a struggle for who will rule the world. The first issue of the series will be oversized, containing 40 pages of story and other bonus backmatter all for $3.99. The issue will also contain a wraparound cover by Bergara and variants by Jae Lee and Jeff Stokely.
Spurrier and Bergara described the series in the announcement, saying:
“‘Coda’ is the sort of post-apocalyptic story which thumbs its nose at miserable grimhook sensibilities and launches itself, cackling, into fields of weird growth and springtime ideas,” said Si Spurrier. “It’s the sort of relentless kaleidoscope of visual wonders and worries that only Matías could provide. Yes, it’s a survivalist story. Yes, it’s about saddle bandits and dragon-corpses and endless wasteland chases with hexed steeds and pedigree ogres instead of cars. Yes, it’s about a curmudgeonly loner trying to find his lost love, with only a foul tempered mutant pentacorn to keep him company. But most of all it’s about making the most of the morning after the night before, and knowing that with every death — in this case the mercy killing of the entire exhausted High Fantasy genre — comes wondrous new life.”
“’Coda’ is the window we’re opening for you, dear reader, to gaze into a world of strange and post-magical fantasy – a story unlike anything you and I have read before,” said Matías Bergara. “My most insane and colorful ideas are flowing out of my hands as I read what Si has been creating in his mind and I can’t wait for you to see what this is.”
You can check out the variant covers for “Coda” below and pick up “Coda” #1 when it debuts in May 2018.