Dark Horse Comics’ new trade paperback Survival Street is an unrepentant action satire tearing through a dystopia packed with economic and humanistic cautionary tales. Written by James Asmus & Jim Festante, art by Abylay Kussainov & Ellie Wright and letters from Taylor Esposito the Survival Street trade paperback hits shelves of local comic shops on March 29, 2023 and bookstores everywhere on April 11.
In the world of Survival Street, an unbridled wave of corporations has taken over America without any regulations or laws. This leaves the country effectively carved up into feudal states where billionaires and businesses are creating their own rules. With public broadcasting shut down, beloved edu-tainers take to the streets in order to keep helping kids across the country. One group of these edu-tainers form a team of mercenaries fighting for – and educating – kids in the crumbling corporate war zone that is New Best America.
The writing in this series is sharp and witty, full of humor and clever turns of phrase that make it easy to get caught up in the characters’ adventures. Like the best satire, this book hits very close to home. The illustrations are detailed and expressive; it’s easy to feel like you’re right there alongside the characters as they fight for justice in a world gone mad. This is a story about resilience and hope in a world gone wrong; readers will find themselves rooting for our heroines as they battle against overwhelming odds.
Survival Street is an exciting comic book series that packs plenty into its pages alongside some thought-provoking social commentary. Be sure to let your LCS know you want a copy for pickup on March 29.