Jim Zub knows a thing or two about crafting intelligent, fantasy tales. When you pair him with penciler Steven Cummings though, the result is even better. And their depiction of the busy streets of Tokyo in Wayward is phenomenal. You might have missed out on the first few issues, but Image Comics will give fans a chance to catch up in Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory.
"Wayward is about disaffected youth battling myths of old and, just like being a teenager, it's intense, funny, emotional, and violent,” said Zub. “'String Theory' is our first step into this twisted world of modern, mystic mystery and I'm excited to bring readers along for the ride.”
In Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory, readers meet Rori, a misfit teen reluctantly transplanted from Ireland to her strange and new home in Japan with her mother. From the get-go there are some cultural adjustments to be made and Rori feels like a fish out of water—but things take a turn for the weird when she begins glimpsing things—creatures—that no one else can see.
“Wayward is a coming of age tale that comes up against monsters set in the very real Japan that everyday people experience,” said Cummings. “Well, except they don't experience monsters... With every new step in the voyage we get to take our readers along for a guided tour of Tokyo and its Yokai side."
Wayward, Vol. 1: String Theory (ISBN: 978-1-63215-173-5) arrives in comic book stores on March 25 (Diamond Code: JAN150664) and bookstores on April 7 for the low introductory price of $9.99. Full press release below.