Pre-apocalyptic graphic novel predicts current political realities; becomes bestseller
Treadwater Vol. 2 breaks industry records, as current global political situation falls in line with the authors’ grim predictions from years prior.
New York. The graphic novel Treadwater Vol. 2 is being released today, March 1st , in comic book stores worldwide and it has already achieved bestseller-status. The novel’s record-breaking pre-order figures arrive as the world embarks on the apocalyptic trajectory envisioned by its authors.
“Treadwater Vol. 2 has become the most pre-ordered sequel to an indie graphic novel I have ever seen,” says Jonathan McKinney, Purchasing Brand Manager at Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest supplier of comic book stores worldwide.
When the graphic novel series debuted online in 2014, its fans praised Treadwater’s excitng story, enticing characters and carefully-crafted visuals. Upon its entry into the retail market in 2015, Treadwater made Diamond Distributors’ Indie Bestseller list, by achieving 90% of The Walking Dead’s sales in its respective opening month. However, with Treadwater Vol. 2 breaking industry records, its authors are beginning to feel that their craftsmanship is not the only driver behind their series’ success.
Treadwater is a dark and mature sci-fi action drama. It is a preapocalyptic story that takes place in a plausible dystopian future, where a financial crisis in the European Union leads to a resurgence of right-wing ideology, a return to authoritarianism and a splintering of political alliances across the globe.
“The alignment of global political events to the events that take place in Treadwater is uncanny,” says Morgan Rosenblum, co-creator of the graphic novel series. The isolationist politics of the world’s leading nations, as exemplified by Trump and BREXIT; the attempted coup in Turkey, along with its backlash in the form of a dictatorial powergrab; the increasing civil unrest in the United States and the terrorist attacks in Europe – are all echoes in the world of Treadwater.
The creative minds behind the Treadwater series take no pride in the accuracy of their grim predictions. “Our primary goal is to create an engaging and believable superhero story, which avoids the pitfalls of the genre, while staying true to its roots,” says co-creator, Nat Prinzi. In doing so they’ve also managed to capture the zeitgeist of the current era, along with the imaginations of comic book fans worldwide.https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/pre-apocalyptic-graphic-novel-predicts-current-political-realities-becomes-bestseller/https://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Treadwater-logo-600x257.pnghttps://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Treadwater-logo-150x64.pngNews