Monday, December 11, 2017
Image Comics Announces Sloane Leong's "Prism Stalker" Comic Book
A sci-fi adventure for fans of Octavia Butler, David Cronenberg, and Sailor Moon
PORTLAND, OR — Writer/artist Sloane Leong (FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS) will launch PRISM STALKER, an all-new bio-punk series, this March 2018 from Image Comics.
The eye of opportunity is closing.
Vep is a young refugee, raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony. She works tirelessly for her insectoid hosts, but there is no exit in sight in this viscous, dripping citynest. Her duty is to her family and her siblings, but what more can she do for them here? The answer appears faster than she is ready for.
“PRISM STALKER is a story that I've carried close to my heart for a long time,” said Leong. “It’s changed over time, as I have, and has become something that’s given back to me, nurtured, surprised, and challenged me in different forms.
“In her 2014 National Book Award speech, Ursula Le Guin said: ‘I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now…’ This is what I love to read, and these are the kinds of comics I want to make: challenging the dominant paradigms and cultural hierarchies, letting differing visions of the future clash and play, creating endless potential, and threading the past into the present and future: a quantum indigenous futurism.”
PRISM STALKER will launch in March 2018.
Advance praise for PRISM STALKER:
“Weird, beautiful, and bursting with ideas, PRISM STALKER is modern science fiction with much to say and an incredibly exciting way of saying it.” —Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE)
“PRISM STALKER is such a vibrant and brilliant journey through life and loss. Sloane's handle on fantastic imagery and nuanced emotion explodes off the page.” —Leslie Hung (SNOTGIRL)
“Leong is a favorite of mine. Her work is dynamic, bizarre and beautiful.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET)
“Sloane’s eye for sci-fi/fantasy is unlike anything else out there; PRISM STALKER is a unique, gripping, and vivid must-read that breaks the comics mold in a much-needed way.” —Iasmin Omar Ata (Mis(h)adra)
“Sloane Leong speaks with one of the most exciting and fresh new voices in comics. PRISM STALKER is a bold declaration.” —Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS)
“Sloane's PRISM STALKER beautifully shows a distant future as both deeply alien and relatable. I love this book. It's fantastic and personal science fiction.” —Brandon Graham (KING CITY)
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