30 YEARS IN THE FUTURE A WORLD WHERE THOSE WITH TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATED INTO THEIR BODIES ARE ON THE VERGE OF A CIVIL WAR WITH THOSE WHO DO NOT
GRAMMY NOMINATED CREATOR STEVE AOKI & IMPACT THEORY PRESENT
A SCI-FI SERIES EXPLORING THE COLLISION OF HUMANITY’S COMPETING DESIRES
FOR STABILITY AND ADVANCEMENT AND THE VIOLENCE THAT INEVITABLY FOLLOWS
Issue #1 Available Nationwide at Comic Book Retailers and Digitally March 27th
Co-Written by Legendary Eisner Award Winner Jim Krueger
Multiple Collectible Variant Covers Designed by Award-Winning Artists
Jheremy Raapack, Neil Edwards , Kim Jung Gi and Mau Lencinas
“Gorgeous artwork fused with gripping storytelling, result in one of 2019’s most exciting new comic books.”- INVERSE, Eric Francisco, Entertainment Editor
LOS ANGELES, CA – The highly anticipated NEON FUTURE sci-fi comic book series created by two-time Grammy-nominated international producer and DJ Steve Aoki, Eisner Award winner Jim Krueger (DC Comics “Justice,” Marvel “Earth X,”) and Impact Theory founder Tom Bilyeu debuts issue #1 nationwide with comic book retailers and digitally on Comixology March 27th, 2019.
The comic book is an extension of the overarching visionary world of ‘Neon Future’ created by Aoki, which strives toward the singularity in a utopian convergence of technology and humanity. The “high profile” (Entertainment Weekly) comic book series is set roughly 30 years in the future in an America that has outlawed advanced technology. A civil war is brewing between the Augmented, an oppressed class of people who have chosen to integrate technology into their bodies, and the Authentic, who have not. The resistance movement “Neon Future” is led by the mysterious Kita Sovee, a character who bears a close resemblence to Aoki and strives to bring peace, by showing the world a brighter future in harmony with technology.
“It’s a dream come true, to have the NEON FUTURE comic book on shelves,” said Aoki. “Impact Theory’s legendary team helped bring my vision to life with amazing artwork flowing on the pages and a dynamic story that I’m excited to share with fans.”
New York Times best-selling comic book writer Jim Krueger worked closely with Aoki to develop a universe that explores the societal, financial and political realities humanity will face from advanced technology, artificial intelligence, and automation. Imagination and reality blur as advanced technology turns sci-fi in the form of futuristic neural implants, weaponized A.I., robotic exoskeletons, cyborgs, augmented reality, hovercrafts and quantum computing.
“NEON FUTURE is character-driven sci-fi, our aim was to make a smart action story that never loses its heart and soul to mindless plot,” Bilyeu said. We want people to know that when you interact with our stories, you’re going to come out the other side feeling like you can do anything.”
The first issue features multiple collectible covers with art described as “sleek” (Comicbook.com) and “absolutely breathtaking” (Comicsverse). The issue #1 main cover was designed by Jheremy Raapack (“Injustice: Gods Among Us,” “Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight,” and “Hulk Smash.”), with variants by Neil Edwards (“The Avengers,” “Superman,” “Spider-Man Season One”), Kim Jung Gi (Marvel “Civil War 2,” Blizzard “Siege of Lordaeron”), and Argentinian visual artist Mau Lencinas.