Join the Future #2Join the Future #2, which is published by AfterShock Comics, is due out June 10, marking the return of writer Zack Kaplan and artist Piotr Kowalski’s dystopian future comic.

The first issue of the series hit on March 4, and — not to spoil anything — it ended on a cliffhanger. The book is set a near-dystopian future, where the majority of the world’s population live in high-tech mega cities, living completely luxurious lives where all of their needs are met. A few stragglers, meanwhile, continue to live in rural communities, motivated to do so by ideas of freedom.

A fierce tension exists as powerful forces try to motivate — often with violence — the remaining outsiders to give in and join the cities. That tension exploded at the end of the first issue, resulting in a set of dire circumstances for a your protagonist. The new book opens with the aftermath, and today The Beat has an exclusive preview, which you can find below after the jump.


Join the Future #2 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On sale 06.10.20
Writer: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Piotr Kowalski & Brad Simpson
Incentive Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards

The Future. Where ultramodern megacities flourish while rural American towns struggle to survive. After an attack by high tech mercenaries, the small community of Franklin vacates its township and starts moving its people to the city. This sends the Mayors strong-willed teenage daughter, Clementine Libbey, on a quest of revenge and resistance as she challenges the citys control while clinging to her small town principles. Come join her adventure in this sci-fi western. Come join the future.

Written by Zack Kaplan (LOST CITY EXPLORERS) with art from Piotr Kowalski (Sex, Marvel Knights: Hulk, The Dark Tower), JOIN THE FUTURE is a sci-fi western that examines a tomorrow where everyone must ask what your values are truly worth.

Join the Future #2

Join the Future #2