The transmedia flavor of modern comics manifests itself in strange ways. The showrunner of the Lucifer TV show and the artist of the Lucifer comic the show is adapted from are teaming up to new an original comic. Gosh, I wonder how they got on each other’s radar?
In Skyward, Joe Henderson and Lee Garbett collaborate on a coming-of-age tale in a world where gravity ain’t what it used to be.
Official PR follows:
Writer Joe Henderson (showrunner of Fox’s Lucifer) and artist Lee Garbett (Lucifer, Loki: Agent of Asgard) team up for an all-new gravity-defying series in SKYWARD. The new series is set to launch this April.
“Skyward is my all of my favorite things mashed together,” said Henderson. “It’s a coming-of-age story filled with action and humor, devastation and hope. It explores a world turned upside down, where anyone can leap tall buildings with a single bound… but if you jump too high, you die. And getting to see Lee Garbett bring it to glorious life is a dream come true.”
In SKYWARD, gravity on Earth suddenly becomes a fraction of what it is now. Twenty years later, humanity has adapted to its new, low-gravity reality. For one Willa Fowler—a woman born just after the fateful “G-day”—life after gravity it pretty awesome. Until she accidentally stumbles into a dangerous plan to bring gravity back. A plan that could get her killed…
Garbett added: “When I first read the pitch for Skyward it felt like fate had had a hand in putting it my way. Like it had been written for me and designed to push all my buttons. Joe Henderson’s script—as well as that killer high-concept—was so rich, his characters so warm and full of life, that I was hooked and holding on to this baby with both hands like it was chained to the ground on G-Day. I hope the readers will have the same experience.”
SKYWARD is an adventure-filled exploration of our world turned upside down and a young woman’s journey to find her place in it.
SKYWARD #1 (Diamond Code FEB180510) and will be available on Wednesday, April 18th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, March 26th.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.