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Charles Soule and Ryan Browne unleash EIGHT BILLION GENIES in new miniseries this May

The Curse Words creative team reunite!

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Back in 2017, comic writer Charles Soule and artist Ryan Browne teamed up for creator-owned book Curse Words. Teased during a C2E2 panel last December, the two are once again collaborationg again in Eight Billion Genies, a new 8-issue miniseries launching this May from Image Comics as revealed an exclusive on the announcement with ScreenRant. No additional creators for the series were named in the announcement.

Here’s how the publisher describes the miniseries:

This new story asks readers, If you had one wish…what would you wish for? Now, what if everyone else had one wish too? In Eight Billion Genies, at exactly the same moment, it’s exactly that which happens: everyone on earth gets a genie and one wish. Of course, all hell breaks loose, in a very entertaining way…and that’s just the beginning. Buckle in for the wildest ride of the year!

 

Soule has been on a meteoric rise since he broke into the industry more than a decade ago. In the official press release, Soule divulged reuniting with Browne and teased what’s to come:

“Back in 2017, Ryan Browne and I launched our epic mega-series Curse Words through Image Comics. We didn’t think we’d ever do anything wilder or bigger or with as many possibilities for the story to go absolutely anywhere. Now, almost exactly five years later… we’ve gone and done it! Eight Billion Genies is both of us working at the top of our games, using everything we’ve learned about making comics to execute the craziest premise we could think of. Eight Billion Genies is a high-wire act for us as creators all the way through—literally on any page the whole thing could unravel. But it doesn’t—it just gets better, with every single issue. This is a thoughtful book about all of us, our lives and desires, and this particular moment in history—but it’s absolutely drowning in genies, too. And jokes! Lots of great jokes. It’ll make you laugh, cry, think… and wish. It’ll definitely make you wish. Can’t wait for everyone to see it.”

Browne added:

“With Eight Billion Genies, Charles and I have created the ultimate hypothetical thought exercise. There are infinite ways for this scenario to play out, and I think we have focused on a direction that shows us a lot about humanity and how we balance our personal desires with that of the greater good. Also, when I realized that children get a wish… well… that gives me the license to draw any weird thing I want flying around in the background! THAT’S my wheelhouse—Charles can figure out the serious stuff!”

Eight Billion Genies will feature six covers for issue one, including a cover by Browne, a variant cover from Jenny Frison & Steve Seeley, and another variant cover from Declan Shalvey. The miniseries will also have a 1:10 variant, 1:25 variant, and a 1:50 variant, which haven’t been revealed yet.

Eight Billion Genies #1 arrives in stores and digitally on Wednesday, May 11.

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