Long-time Mike Mignola collaborator Ben Stenbeck breaks out on his own with this trippy post-apocalyptic tale from Image Comics.
We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!
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Our Bones Dust #1 Advance Review:
In this new, four-issue miniseries, a young boy is avoiding cannibal tribes in the wasteland, while a naive alien artificial intelligence observes from afar.
Host Alex Zalben thought the “two very different perspectives that we don’t necessarily expect from this sort of story” were very interesting, and overall he was impressed by the book.
Pete LePage agreed, adding that he loved “the twist at the end… You think you’re starting in one story, but it keeps changing the more you find out… The art and the character designs are so unique and different looking. It’s really impressive, artistically, what they’re doing in this book.”
Justin Tyler compared the book to Prophet, also from Image Comics, which he noted got into idead about “perception space and some big, deep sci-fi concepts. This feels like it is doing post-apocalyptic and alien stuff, high-level alien stuff at the same time. A great combination. I thought the art was really cool… One of my favorites of the week.”
Our Bones Dust #1 hits stores on December 6, 2023 from Image Comics.
Our Bones Dust #1 Official Synopsis:
A feral child equal parts predator and prey, navigates a nightmare landscape of brutality and blood inhabited by scattered cannibal tribes. An interesting place to poke around for a curious Artificial Intelligence. A four-issue mini-series by long-time Mike Mignola collaborator Ben Stenbeck (Baltimore, Frankenstein Underground, Koshchei)