In The Beat’s exclusive preview today of Join the Future #4, our hero Clementine is in a jam with the law…and so she does what one might expect and makes a run for it.

So begins the latest issue in AfterShock Comics’ futuristic Western about the divide between urban and rural communities, which is due out from the publisher August 12. Those of you have been reading the book are already familiar, but Join the Future is a tense and exciting tale about a young girl whose rural hometown was essentially wiped off the map by powers that want her to live in a city. It’s by writer Zack Kaplan, artist Piotr Kowalski, colorist Brad Simpson, and letterer Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. 

You can find the first four pages from the book below, along with the full solicit.


Join the Future #4 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / On Sale 08.12.20
Writer: Zack Kaplan
Artist: Piotr Kowalski
Colorist: Brad Simpson
Letterer: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou
Cover: Piotr Kowalski & Brad Simpson
The rural town of Franklin is a day away from annihilation by mega terraforming machines, and Clementine has failed to stop it, failed in her attempt at revenge, and even failed her own ideals. Now she must decide if she wants to escape with her life or take a final stand against the futuristic Citycontrol.

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 #4

Join the Future #4