An intriguing new scifi/fantasy tale is coming this summer in the form of Convert, a four-issue miniseries by writer John Arcudi and artist Savannah Finley. Published by Image Comics, the first issue will hit comic shops August 21. Series covers will be by Simon Gane.

CONVERT #1 cover by Simon Gane

The Image teaser synopsis for Convert,

“Science Officer Orrin Kutela finds himself stranded on a distant planet, starving and haunted by the ghosts of his dead crew. On the verge of death, he makes an astonishing discovery.”

John Arcudi is a seasoned pro in the comic book space best known for a lengthy critically-acclaimed run on BPRD and myriad spin-off titles in the world of Mike Mignola‘s Hellboy. His most recent work has been for Image where – aside from the 2022 re-publication of his Dark Horse graphic novel The Creep – he has produced two creator owned series: action-adventure fantasy Rumble, co-created with James Harren, which ran from 2014 to 2019; and Civil War-set horror Two Moons, with Valerio Giangiordano, first serialised between 2021 and 2022.

This new creator owned outing promises to be his own take on the science fiction genre. In the Image press release, Arcudi said:

Convert was maybe my first opportunity to write a science fiction story the way I wanted to, meaning something more personal, more intimate—while at the the same time more fantastic—than what I’m used to seeing in the genre. My hope is that this human element in the comic will connect with readers.”

You can check out a few preview pages below: