Aftershock Comics announces a new science fiction series, Clans of Belari,from Rob and Peter Blackie, artist Daniel Maine, colour artist Carlos Lopez and letter Taylor Esposito. Another dystopian vision of the future seen through the eyes of an orphan and her adopted dad:
“On the far side of the galaxy, an isolated branch of humanity is trapped in a feudal dystopia. Oder is maintained by a system of oppression, until an orphaned girl and her incorrigible adoptive father sow the seeds of a revolution and unite the clans against a fearsome alien threat.”
Furthermore, we even get an introduction to this civilisation’s code of conduct, the Primary Laws of the Belari System:
1.) No person or Clan may exit the system.
2.) No person or Clan may do the Designated Work of another Clan.
3.) Clans may not merge.
4.) Any person that breaks a Primary Law shall be made Outcast.
“On the far side of the galaxy, an isolated branch of humanity is trapped in a feudal dystopia. Order is maintained by a system of oppression, until an orphaned girl and her incorrigible adoptive father sow the seeds of a revolution and unite the clans against a fearsome alien threat.”
Peter Blackie explains more of what this book will be all about:
“The book is about an orphaned outcast girl teaming up with a crusty old pilot to take on the power structure of a feudal dystopia set in humanities future on the far side of the galaxy. I am excited for it to come out so that people will have the chance to see the brilliant work that Daniel Maine has done in realizing the world and characters of the story with his beautiful drawings.”
And lays out three reasons why you might want to pick up this series:
PETER BLACKIE ON (3) REASONS WHY COMIC READERS SHOULD PICK UP THIS BOOK:
“1. An underdog protagonist who’s resilience and latent talents enable her to ascend to a position where she holds the future of this branch of humanity in her hands.
2. A complex and vast world where humanity has reverted to a clan based feudal dystopia where the three most coveted items for trade are ancient earth artifacts, alien technology, and yes gold ‘chiclets’.
3. A wide variety of explosions.”
Here’s a first look at the debut issue, which comes with an incentive cover by Barry Kitson, out