Hello and welcome to our exclusive look at a great upcoming graphic novel & anthology entitled Bizarre New World! Created by Skipper Martin, Bizarre New World brings together more than fifty creators from all across the globe. The entire process is Martin’s brainchild which he’s spent countless hours and money from his own pocket over the last nine years to bring to life.
We are privileged to have the opportunity to reveal the first of 28 all-new stories created exclusively as part of a Kickstarter campaign whose goal is to collect the entire nine-year arc of Bizarre New World into a hardcover edition, and finally get it into the hands of the public.
The best part about the story we are debuting here is that one of our own is responsible for scripting it! This little eight-page tale is called The Morning After — quite the appropriate name once you read it. So here we are offering you the chance to read this exclusive story for free! How cool is that? Just keep on reading and I’ll give you more information!
The Morning After is the lead-in of 14 stories that are being released for free in concert with the Kickstarter campaign. Writer Joey Cruz is a long-time contributor here at Geeks Of Doom — you would know him as NeverWanderer and his article archive is available here. Mado Peña is handling the art while Ed Brisson took care of the lettering in the story.
It’s a clear-cut look into what would happen if the entire world suddenly gained the ability to fly…but through the eyes of teenagers. Fear, anxiety, and curiosity play a major part in this short story about two kids named Sophie and Kenny. The wide-eyed innocence is tempered with that feeling of invincibility that most teens exhibit. It’s an emotional story that touches on the edges of how life would suddenly change were this premise actually occur. I enjoyed it and look forward to seeing the upcoming teaser stories as they are released. I’ll also be checking out the Kickstarter campaign and giving you folks a look into all the cool goodies that are coming!
But without further ado, here it is. Enjoy!
Bizarre New World – The Morning After
Written by Joey Cruz
Art by Mado Peña
Letters by Ed Brisson
Kickstarter Link: Bizarre New World – Graphic Novel + Anthology