In Children of the Plague, an oversized one-shot by Robert Love with Jeffrey Kimbler and David Walker arriving on September 29th, 2021 from Dark Horse Comics, a plague from space has arrived on Earth… and it comes with some serious consequences!

When some of the children who have been infected begin to develop superpowers, the shadowy Valmount Coporation begins rounding them up and subjecting them to experimentation. Can Remy free herself and her brother from a war-torn life of servitude?

“This story is not about fighting monsters, it’s about Remy’s personal struggle,” said author and artist Love. “Although she has come to accept her pending death, her relationship with Valmount and her brother Peter is the greatest challenge she’s ever faced — not the fire-breathing monster she’s about to fight. I wanted to do a story about fighting to survive in an unrelenting world that you were not responsible for creating.”

In addition to 27 story pages, the one-shot will also include a bonus pin-up section. Children of the Plague arrives at your local comic shop in late September, and if you’d like, you can read the press release from Dark Horse Comics below this article.

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Artist and Writer Robert Love is joined by Jeffrey Kimbler and David Walker for Upcoming One-Shot From Dark Horse Comics

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (June 23, 2021), From writer and artist Robert Love, the artist behind Alpha Girl and Number 13, alongside colorist Jeffrey Kimbler and letterer David Walker, comes the new Children of the Plague that tells the story of a plague brought to earth from space and the fight for survival. The oversized apocalyptic one-shot arrives September 2021.

When kids are suddenly infected with a disease from outer space and begin forming mysterious superpowers, they become “Children of the Plague”. These children are rounded up, tested on, and put into battle by the evil Valmount Corporation. Remy, a young, female Indo-American infectee who develops powers of her own must fight to free herself and her brother from a life of war and servitude. Can they find a way to free themselves?

Children of the Plague One-Shot arrives September 29, 2021, and is available for pre-order now through your local comic shop for $4.99. In addition to 32 story pages, the one-shot contains a bonus pinup section!