Good things come to those who wait and in comics, that's especially true. Tons of new series get launched, only to be followed by a lengthy delay until the next issue. One such book is Nonplayer from Image Comics, whose second issue by Nate Simpson will be in stores June 3. Not only that, but Nonplayer #1 will return for a third printing and be available on April 1.
Nonplayer is set in the future—and the future is dismal. That goes double for Dana Stevens—she's stuck in a dead-end tamale delivery job, and she's way too old to be living with her mom. But Dana escapes to the online fantasy world of Jarvath, where she's an elite warrior. When she slays the wife of celebrity game character King Heremoth, her victory seems all but guaranteed—that is, until the game spins wildly out of control. Nonplayer #2 sees a wounded King Heremoth plotting revenge against Dana, while a police standoff at a Los Angeles fish market reveals a homicidal robot armed only with seafood. Simpson outdoes his beautiful and multi-layered debut with an even more ambitious feat of world-building!
Nonplayer #1, 3rd printing (Diamond Code = APR150543) will be available on April 1. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, March 9. Nonplayer #2 (Diamond Code = APR150542) will be available on June 3 and can be pre-ordered now. Full press release below.