Mad Cave Studios has revealed the video trailer for Speed Republic, from writer Ryan K Lindsay, line artist Emanuele Parascandolo, color artist Michele Monte, and letterer Joamette Gil.
‘In the future, Europe has united under one man, The Autocrat. He rules the apocalyptic landscape from corporate monopolies with a vision of unity that is gospel to some, but hollow to others. To distract the 99% from their poor and empty lives, they are given the opportunity to compete in the Grand Race. A marathon street race through Europe where only one driver can make it to the end and win a life of luxury.
Sebastian Valencia enters with the hope that winning this race can make up for his wasted past, but along the way he starts to question what kind of future he is actually buying into.’
“Speed Republic is one of my favourite things I’ve ever written because it’s a story that touches on a whole bunch of narrative elements I love,” said Lindsay. “It’s about a future society breakdown, a completely detached megacorporation monolith, family, a sense of purpose, and of course epic pulse-pounding car race shenanigans. Creating this landscape, in which to tell this story with Emanuele Parascandolo, has been a dark delight and I hope readers lose themselves in the swirl of this comic.”
“Working on Speed Republic has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had so far,” added Parascandolo. “The collaboration between all creators and I was a perfect synergy to me and made me grow as an artist and worker in general. Probably, the thing I’ve loved the most has been reading and picturing the characters that Ryan had created: they felt so real that they immediately took shape in the panels and trying to make them as expressive as possible has been a total blast for me!”
Speed Republic #1 is now available for pre-order on the Mad Cave site, and will officially hit spinner racks on February 2, 2022.