Thursday, November 27, 2014

What If They're Not Like Us?


Sifting through the nuances that differentiate one person from another is always a fun exercise. Some people are smart, others are funny. Others look good, others are leaders. What if you can't find shared characteristics though? What if people are different than everyone else? It would surely make for good reading and in They're Not Like Us from Image Comics, that's just the case. Written by Eric Stephenson and illustrated by Simon Gane, They're Not Like Us hits stores December 24 as an all-new, ongoing thriller series.

We all have advantages over one another, but what if the next generation of youth were capable of things most of us could only imagine? What would they do—and who would they be? A doctor? An athlete? A soldier? A hero? Since the beginning of time we’ve all had to make choices about how to use our own unique abilities, but not like this generation...They're Not Like Us.

In a spotlight interview with Stephenson, he described the series as a “slow-building horror” that explores what happens if people take advantage of their special abilities for personal gain instead of goodwill. “Power does different things to different people, and in They’re Not Like Us, we’re going to meet a group of very desensitized young people whose extraordinary abilities have put them in a very unique position within the modern world.”

“When Eric told me the concept of They're Not Like Us and asked if I'd like to draw it, I said ‘Yes’ with something approaching superhuman speed,” added Gane. “It's smart, satirical and more than a little bit sinister. Now, I'm not psychic or anything, but you expect that edge from Image Comics and Eric's writing.”

They're Not Like Us #1 arrives in stores December 24 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140592. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, December 1. Full press release below.
WHAT IF THE NEXT GENERATION
HAD SPECIAL ABILITIES?
WHAT IF THEY’RE NOT LIKE US?
Critically-acclaimed creators Stephenson
and Gane launch all-new series

Eisner-nominated writer and Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson (NOWHERE MEN) collaborates with red-hot artist Simon Gane for the all-new ongoing thriller series THEY’RE NOT LIKE US, coming to Image Comics on December 24.

We all have advantages over one another, but what if the next generation of youth were capable of things most of us could only imagine? What would they do—and who would they be? A doctor? An athlete? A soldier? A hero? Since the beginning of time we’ve all had to make choices about how to use our own unique abilities, but not like this generation... THEY’RE NOT LIKE US.

In a spotlight interview with Stephenson, he described the series as a “slow-building horror” that explores what happens if people take advantage of their special abilities for personal gain instead of goodwill. “Power does different things to different people, and in They’re Not Like Us, we’re going to meet a group of very desensitized young people whose extraordinary abilities have put them in a very unique position within the modern world.”

To read the full interview with Stephenson on the Image Comics website, click here.

“When Eric told me the concept of They're Not Like Us and asked if I'd like to draw it, I said ‘Yes’ with something approaching superhuman speed,” added Gane. “It's smart, satirical and more than a little bit sinister. Now, I'm not psychic or anything, but you expect that edge from Image Comics and Eric's writing.”

THEY’RE NOT LIKE US #1 arrives in stores this 12/24 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code OCT140592. The final order cutoff deadline is Monday, 12/1.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit
 www.imagecomics.com.

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