Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Symmetry Welcomes Fans


Matt Hawkins and Raffaele Ienco are all about the Utopian reading experience, which is why they're teaming up for Symmetry. The new science-fiction/suspense series is set to launch from Image Comics/Top Cow in December.

"I spent a ton of time talking to psychologists about what it would take to create a world with no aggression or violence," said Hawkins. "From my research it would require eliminating diversity, ambition and creativity. Sounds bland I know, but it's an interesting exercise and amazing for storytelling opportunities. Symmetry is an interesting Utopian future that gets broken, which results in some fantastic drama for the lead characters.”

In Symmetry, Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work… all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing. Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution...but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?

Symmetry #1 (Diamond Code OCT150485) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, December 9th. Cover B by Ienco can be ordered with Diamond Code OCT150486. Cover C, also by Ienco, can be ordered with Diamond Code OCT150487. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, November 16th. Full press release below.
SYMMETRY WELCOMES FANS TO A UTOPIAN READING EXPERIENCE
The new science fiction suspense series will have readers on the edge of their seats this December

Writer Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, TALES OF HONOR) teams up with artist Raffaele Ienco for an all-new science fiction, suspense series called SYMMETRY—set to launch from Image Comics/Top Cow Productions this December.

In SYMMETRY, Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work… all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing. Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution...but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?

"I spent a ton of time talking to psychologists about what it would take to create a world with no aggression or violence," said Hawkins. "From my research it would require eliminating diversity, ambition and creativity. Sounds bland I know, but it's an interesting exercise and amazing for storytelling opportunities. Symmetry is an interesting Utopian future that gets broken, which results in some fantastic drama for the lead characters.”

SYMMETRY #1 (Diamond Code OCT150485) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, December 9th. Cover B by Raffaele Ienco can be ordered with Diamond Code OCT150486. Cover C, also by Ienco, can be ordered with Diamond Code OCT150487. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, November 16th.


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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