Writer Eliot Rahal (Hot Lunch Special) and artist Clara Meath will collaborate on a new comic called Midnight Vista.
Due in September from AfterShock Comics, the book is a story of a close encounter with aliens. Joining Rahal and Meath on the creative team are colorist Mark Englert and letterer Taylor Esposito. Midnight Vista, Rahal notes in the announcement, is based on his own childhood memory of…an incident.
Rahal had this to say in the press release:
It’s a weird thing to type on the page… but when I was a child I believe I had a close encounter and, as a result, have a couple of hours of missing time. It’s a much longer and complicated story than that — one that I’ve been telling for a really long time. And Midnight Vista is the latest incarnation of it. That event — whatever it was — was the most important thing that ever happened up until meeting my wife and getting married. It has shaped a lot of my personality. It’s a vital part of my experience. And the craziest part all of it is… I barely remember any of it.
In Midnight Vista, the protagonist is a young boy who lost most of his childhood to an alien abduction…but has now returned to his hometown as an adult, memories intact.
Here’s the full solicit, along with preview art, info from AfterShock:
Midnight Vista #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Full Color / ON SALE 9.04.2019
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Clara Meath
Colorist: Mark Englert
Letterer: Taylor Esposito
Cover: Juan Doe
1:10 Incentive Cover: Rahzzah
Oliver Flores and his stepfather, Nomar Perez, were turning right onto Midnight Vista Road when they were both abducted by aliens.
To Oliver’s mother, they were both just missing. To the police, they were declared legally dead. And to everyone else growing up in Albuquerque, Oliver Flores was the “Milk Carton Kid”. His life was the cautionary tale of an eight-year-old who was kidnapped and killed by his stepdad while out for some ice cream.
But now — years later — a fully grown adult Oliver walks back into town. He has been returned…and he remembers everything.
Based on a very personal, true story from writer Eliot Rahal (HOT LUNCH SPECIAL), with out–of–this–world art from Clara Meath, MIDNIGHT VISTA will make you believe in little grey men.