With Lonely Receiver #4 due out early next month, this book continues to rank as one of the most exciting creator-owned books of 2020.

And today The Beat is honored to have an exclusive preview of said issue straight from AfterShock Comics. As you’ll see from the pages below, this story picks up right where the third issue left off, exploring the horror of the reveal that ended the previous installment on a cliffhanger.

This is just a taste, and if you’ve been reading Lonely Receiver, surely you’re already excited to see what happens next. If you have not, just know that this sci-fi breakup book from writer Zac Thompson, artist Jen Hickman, and letterer Simon Bowland is one of the strongest creator-owned monthly comics to hit last year. Lonely Receiver #4 is due out early next month, on December 9, to be precise.

Anyway, enough rambling about how much I personally like this book and can’t wait for the next issue to hit! Let’s get to the real reason any of you clicked this link — you can go ahead and check out new interior pages from the next issue of the book below, following the usual solicit information from the publisher, of course. Enjoy the preview!

LONELY RECEIVER #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale DECEMBER 9th
Writer: Zac Thompson
Artist & Colorist: Jen Hickman
Letterer: Simon Bowland
Cover: Jen Hickman

A horrific breakup story in five parts.

Catrin is truly alone and descending into madness. Lost with her thoughts, she finds herself reeling, falling deeper in love with her phone. But it refuses to love her back. So she gives herself to it and becomes one with the machine landscape.

Reeling backward / and I’m changing //
// Not myself / I evolve / spinning into the green above
/ Descending deep / I’m alone / spiraling into others /
/ Until I meet // the one I love.

Lonely Receiver #4

Lonely Receiver #4