LOS ANGELES, CA (August 6, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today unveiled a first look at LOW ROAD WEST #1, kicking off a new five issue limited series from Eisner Award-nominated writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson (The Power of The Dark Crystal, Aquaman), artist Flaviano (I Am Groot, Spider-Man/Deadpool) and colorist Miquel Muerto about five teenage refugees trying to survive the exodus from the war-torn East Coast to the sanctuary of San Francisco.
When the young refugees are stranded in an irradiated Oklahoma wasteland, they take shelter in a ghost town that is much more than it seems. The strange, unnatural threats they face there will make them question what they think they know about death, about reality, and especially about family as they learn to rely on each other to survive.
“LOW ROAD WEST is a love letter to the journey we’ve all experienced as unsure teenagers, namely how sometimes it can feel like it’s the end of the world. Except this time, it literally might just be,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Phillip, Flaviano, Miquel, and Jim have created a diverse cast of characters who not only have to find a way to survive the dangers lurking for them on the open road…but also find a way to survive each other.”
LOW ROAD WEST #1, featuring a main cover by Flaviano and variant cover by David Lafuente (Ultimate Comics Spider-Man), is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Planet of the Apes, Abbott, Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, Mech Cadet Yu, Grass Kings, and Klaus.
Print copies of LOW ROAD WEST #1 will be available for sale on September 12, 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.