Volume 1 of Paradiso, the dystopian Image Comics series written by Ram V, with art by Devmalya Pramanik and colors by Dearbhla Kelly and Alex Sollazzo, saw wide release into the book store market earlier this week. To celebrate the book’s release, The Beat is proud to present, for free, the complete first issue of the series.
Here’s the official description of the series from Image:
A cataclysmic event, now remembered only as “The Midnight,” led to the collapse of civilization. Now, centuries after, the remnant of a mega-city named Paradiso is the only place on Earth where humanity still thrives. When Jack Kryznan arrives at the outskirts with a mysterious device capable of bringing dead technology to life, he sets off a power struggle that threatens to embroil the human settlers, bionic creatures known as Guardians, and Paradiso herself. Jack and his companions will begin their journey of self-discovery through this living city even as the city itself strives to understand what it means to be alive.
Click here to check out a PDF of the first issue. Volume 1 of Paradiso, in stores now, collects issues #1-4 of the series. Paradiso #5 hits comic shops on July 4th.
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