A Personal Note from Matthew Rosenberg of WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE? —
Hey there,my name is Matthew Rosenberg and I wrote a new series called WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE? and the kind folks at Image offered to pass this note along about it. If you don’t know me, for the last few years I’ve written stuff like Uncanny X-Men, The Punisher, and Hawkeye Freefall and am now working on Detective Comics, Task Force Z, and DC vs Vampires. But I also made some creator owned books that people seemed to really like called We Can Never Go Home and 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank with the great Tyler Boss. This year Tyler also drew an issue of Department Of Truth and made the excellent Dead Dog’s Bite.And now Tyler and I are reuniting to make WHAT’S THE FURTHEST PLACE FROM HERE?, an ongoing post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story about gangs of children living in the ruins of America after the world ends. When one of the gang goes missing they must set out into the wastelands to find her and face a world much bigger, weirder, and more dangerous than they ever imagined. The simplest way to describe it is Sweet Tooth meets Mad Max, with little bits of The Warriorsand The Breakfast Clubthrown in for good measure. We think fans of comics like Paper Girls, I Hate Fairyland, or even Attack On Titan will find a lot to love here.It is firmly rooted in sci-fi and fantasy, but has some driving mystery and creepy horror elements, and an epic adventure at its core. Tyler and I really wanted to make something that felt very different from what we’d done before, but still felt like “us” so it still has a ton of humor and heart too. We’ve been working on this book for a long time and we really wanted to make it special and make sure people get the most bang for their buck, so the first 2 issues alone are over 100 pages. We have big plans for this books and we want to make something that gets longtime comic readers excited but also put new people in comic shops.