The Dark Horse-published comic debuts on September 4th
MILWAUKIE, OR (July 30, 2019)—This September, Phillip Sevy will release his first creator-owned comic as writer, artist, and colorist: TRIAGE, published by Dark Horse Comics. After providing art on series ranging from Tomb Raider (Dark Horse Comics) to The Freeze (Image Comics), this new project allows the creator to channel the tale of a struggling nurse, an airborne superhero, and a post-apocalyptic survivor, who meet in a science-fiction blockbuster that spans multiple realities. These figures collide as a ruthless machine hunts these women down, threatening the fabric of time and space.
“Evie Pierce, a nurse going through an identity crisis, finds herself with Orbit, a sassy superhero, and Marco, a hardened post-apocalyptic commander, in a quest to survive,” Sevy explains. “They have been targeted by Hunter—a killer bent on destroying them. If they die, all existence ceases to be. They have to band together to stay alive, discover what they mean to each other, why they’re important, and how to stop the Hunter and save the universe.”
TRIAGE holds personal significance for Sevy, who uses the narrative to explore the seismic shifts he encountered throughout his adulthood. Sevy began his professional journey crunching numbers in a cubicle as a finance manager at a major bank before finding release in sequential art. More recently, he reevaluated his fundamental religious upbringing, enduring “a painfully difficult process that left me with no sense of self, identity, worth, anything. I had to build a new identity and life from scratch, basically.”
Sevy navigates that mercurial sense of identity and rebirth through his trio of protagonists, while also injecting heart-pounding action.
“I’m exploring the loss of self and a loss of identity, and how we compare ourselves to those around us. Evie’s presented with other versions of herself who are everything she thinks she wants to be—confident, powerful, funny, intelligent, etc. TRIAGE is about how we define ourselves in the loud blaring noise of the social media age, when everything and everyone around us seems so much better than we are.”
Dark Horse Comics Solicitation Copy, TRIAGE #1
Writer: Phillip Sevy
Artist: Phillip Sevy
Main Cover Artist: Phillip Sevy
Letterer: Frank Cvetkovic
A dedicated nurse named Evie Pierce awakens to an unfamiliar world alongside two other women—one, a young and snarky superhero; the other, a hardened rebel military commander of a post-apocalyptic world. When a mysterious figure begins to hunt them down, the women must work together to survive and discover why they were assembled.
Print copies of TRIAGE #1 will be available in comic stores on September 4th. The issue will also be available digitally on platforms including comiXology, Amazon Kindle, Google Play, and Apple iBooks.