New York Times bestselling, Eisner and Harvey Award-winning, and Marvel flagship writer Jason Aaron (Thor, The Avengers, Southern Bastards) launches his most ambitious creator-owned series to date with the first of three unique artistic partners – Eisner-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi (The Good Asian) — to take on a vision of the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless.
In this epic post-apocalyptic tale, Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic trilogy–each issue overflowing with 30 story pages–spans a lifetime as philosophical differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together. Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart?
Aaron is one of the greats in comic book creating and launching such an ambitious creator-driven project was something we have been looking forward to for a bit. Partnering with artist Tefenkgi, Lee Loughridge (Area 510) on colors, and letters by AndWorld Design (Eve: Children of the Moon) just added to the excitement.
Although we are huge fans of the post-apocalyptic genre, the stories are a dime a dozen. However, the creative team behind Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 were able to debut a unique and well-crafted story, that ironically enough, has a bright future.
Aaron’s ability to create a story with limited characters is well done. He introduces a smart, rough main character who meets a smart-yet-dumb, softer character. It’s a team we are looking forward to following and getting to know more.
Tefenkgi illustrations along with Loughridge’s colors give you the feeling of the end of the world with bright colors that have a dull appearance in a way we didn’t seem possible. The style makes your believe it really is the end times.
AndWorld Design once again knocks lettering out of the park in Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1. Their ability to enhance a story with lettering is some of the best and it shows in this new series from Boom! Studios.
Plus, for this comic book fan it never hurts to have one of the world’s greatest comic book artists, Michael Del Mundo, as the series main cover artist. Typically, we are fans of the interior artist as the main cover artist as it flows with the story better, but Del Mundo is one of the greats and his covers are some of the most appealing in the industry.
Once Upon a Time at the End of the World #1 hits local comic book shops on November 23, 2022 with the followup issue dropping December 28.