Aliens are among us. They could be among us. There's yet to be a test that proves that theory one way or another. Still though, James Robinson and J. Bone are pushing forward with a brand new series that seeks to find those alien infiltrators in The Saviors, the new book from Image Comics.
"It's great to be doing a series where anything goes. Where a character can seem the main focus for several issues only to die suddenly,” said Robinson. “Where an arc can end and another begin in a different part of the world with a different cast and focus. Where an up-coming arc might even focus on the aliens' perspective. To be able to do something with so very few rules is very liberating and a lot of fun."
Tomas Ramirez has a nice job at a gas station, the cops don't give him any trouble, and the weather's nice. Life is easy, and Tomas likes easy. But when he stumbles upon an extraterrestrial conspiracy to take over the world, his life becomes anything but easy. He's thrown into a fight for the future of the Earth against an unstoppable threat, and his only hope is to find allies before it's too late.
J. Bone is similarly excited for the book: "I'd always wanted to draw a horror/monster book in my cartoon style, but told as a straight up scary story. After some long phone calls and email exchanges, James came back with a terrific Monster in the Desert story that just hit me right in the nostalgia. I love old black-and-white horror movies—guys in rubber suits, teens racing through the desert on dune buggies and convertibles. The old sheriff called in because someone's killing all farmer Jones's cattle. That's the kind of story James wrote except with quite a few modern twists."
The Saviors #1 can be pre-ordered now from the October issue of Previews (Diamond Code OCT130447) and will be in stores on December 26. The issue will be the only title shipping from Image Comics on the week of the Christmas holiday. Full press release below.