At Syfy Wire, Dark Horse Comics have announced “Strayed,” a five-issue sci-fi series from first-time comics writer Carlos Giffoni, and artist Juan Doe (“Dark Ark,” the upcoming “Bad Reception“). The comic, which starts in August, is set in a future “where a ruthless military-industrial complex lords over all humanity and is intent on destroying alien worlds.”
However, these overlords will prove to be no match for “Lou, a precocious, astral-projecting cat and his loving owner Kiara. Determined to preserve the continued well-being of billions of human lives, their passionate revolution against the powers that be is a battle for love, friendship, and the soul of humanity, all delivered from the psychedelic reaches of outer space.”
Giffoni, a Venezuelan-born musician and video game producer, said the project explores his belief that humanity will one day colonize the stars, and brutalize the indigenous peoples out there, just as we have done on our world. Juan Doe commented, “It’s a great story, an epic space opera with an astral projecting cat trying to save humanity. Based on the premise alone I knew the style was going to be very trippy. Carlos wrote an amazing script and gave me free reign to push and experiment in some areas while still maintaining the focus on the characters and the heart of the store. Plus, I love anything space related, so getting to explore those universes in a psychedelic, astral style was a rush. I think people are going to enjoy this book immensely.”
“Strayed” #1 will be released on August 14, 2019, and will have variant covers by Dustin Nguyen, Jim Mahfood, Alexis Ziritt, Matteo Scalera, and Sanford Greene. Head on over to Syfy Wire for more, including Nguyen’s cover.