Locke & Key’s Gabriel Rodriguez Illustrates New Sci-Fi One Shot, ‘Onyx’ From Image Comics

by Olly MacNamee

Onyx is the new comic book from Locke & Key artist and co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez, colourist Jay Fotos, and writer Chris Ryall coming this September from Image Comics/Syzygy.

“Onyx arrives in a near-future Nigeria beset by overpopulation and food shortages alongside another alien entity that corrupts all lifeforms in its presence. Is Onyx here to save the planet or, in its final throes, will she help hasten its destruction?”

Ryall said of this new collaboration:

“I’ve made no secret of my lasting loves in comics — armored cyborg warriors and working with the amazingly talented and fantastic human Gabriel Rodriguez are atop that list. So being able to work with Gabe in such a collaborative, inventive way to introduce Onyx and her world in such a compelling and gorgeously illustrated way remains a huge thrill for me. And hopefully for readers, too.”

Rodriguez added:

“Onyx came from the idea of doing a story that would be our love letter to sci-fi adventure comics from our childhoods and also ‘80s action movies, but ended up becoming much more. Mainly because our heroine came to life in a much deeper, more vivid and intriguing way than we expected. We didn’t just want to join her on this ride, we wanted to explore her psyche and her soul through a non-stop adventure set in a world as rich, thrilling and fun as we thought she deserved. Hopefully, our readers will discover in her a character to root for here and want to see more of in future books, too.”

Onyx one-shot will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 28th from Image Comics/Syzygy

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