Launching in September, Phillip Sevy‘s (Tomb Raider, The Freeze) first creator-owned comic series, Triage, tells the tale of a struggling nurse, an airborne superhero, and a post-apocalyptic survivor. The sci-fi series, which is deeply personal for Sevy, explores loss of self and identity in a setting that spans multiple realities.
In a statement, Sevy revealed, “Evie Pierce, a nurse going through an identity crisis, finds herself with Orbit, a sassy superhero, and Marco, a hardened post-apocalyptic commander, in a quest to survive. They have been targeted by Hunter — a killer bent on destroying them. If they die, all existence ceases to be. They have to band together to stay alive, discover what they mean to each other, why they’re important, and how to stop the Hunter and save the universe.”
According to the release, Sevy deals with seismic shifts he encountered in his adulthood, including a major career change and reevaluating his fundamental religious upbringing. He said this was “a painfully difficult process that left me with no sense of self, identity, worth, anything. I had to build a new identity and life from scratch, basically.”
Triage not only explores the mercurial sense of identity, but also the idea of rebirth, through its three protagonists and their fight for survival. Sevy said in a statement that the series will deal with “how we compare ourselves to those around us. … Triage is about how we define ourselves in the loud blaring noise of the social media age, when everything and everyone around us seems so much better than we are.”
Check out a preview of Triage #1 below, as well as the full solicit text. The series debuts September 4.
Writer/Artist/Colorist: Phillip Sevy
Main Cover Artist: Phillip Sevy
Variant Cover Artist: Hannah Templer
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
A dedicated nurse named Evie Pierce awakens to an unfamiliar world alongside two other women—one, a young and snarky superhero; the other, a hardened rebel military commander of a post-apocalyptic world. When a mysterious figure begins to hunt them down, the women must work together to survive and discover why they were assembled.