‘Time Before Time’ Is A New Time Travelling Sci-Fi Ongoing From Shalvey, Palmer And McConville

by Olly MacNamee

Declan Shalvey (Bog Bodies) and Write It In Blood team Rory McConville and Joe Palmer have an all new science fiction story coming to Image Comics this May. Time Before Time will be an ongoing series best described as “Criminal meets Back to the Future and Looper”.

Shalvey spoke about this new collaboration with IGN earlier:

“I loved what this team did on Write It In Blood so I’m really excited to take that crew and work on something more ambitious. This is a book with miles of potential, brilliantly realized by Joe Palmer and Chris O’Halloran. Their work to me, looks like the baby of Aeon Flux and Hellboy. I think readers will enjoy the gorgeous pages, but also the core story that follows Tatsuo into a more and more complicated set of troubles. With Time Before Time, Rory and myself get to write a crime drama that’s injected with even more dramatic twists and the compelling visuals that sci-fi provides.”

McConville told IGN:

“It’s been great to reunite with the Write It In Blood team, as well as collaborating with Declan, whose work I’ve been a huge fan of for years. Time travel stories are my favourite type of sci-fi and getting to write one with so many twists and turns is incredibly thrilling. Joe and Chris continue to be a fantastic combo and I can’t wait for people to see some of the eye-popping pages they’ve been working on.”

As for the book’s plot. Here’s a good deal more hard of a first look at the debut issue, out May 12th from Image Comics:

“In Time Before Time, it’s the year 2140, and to escape a world with no future, many turn to the Syndicate, a criminal organization who, for the right price, will smuggle you back in time to a better life. After working for the Syndicate for years, Tatsuo and Oscar decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines—but soon find that the one thing you can’t run from is your past.”

Olly MacNamee

A unashamed DC Comics fan and sometime teacher for over 20 years! I got lucky and found the escape hatch. Now, I just read and write about comics all day long. Co-host of the ICE-Cast podcast and one third of the brains behind Birmingham's street art and graffiti festival High Vis Fest.

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