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Human History Meets An Alien World in Image's VOYAGIS (Preview)

The next science fiction exploration that Image Comics hopes to offer to its readers will be a five-part miniseries called Voyagis. Image Comics has provided the comic book industry with some of the most captivating, compelling, and unique additions to the sci-fi comic canon. Among some of their best releases include East of West, Paper Girls, and Saga, just to name a small (but nonetheless notable) handful from the Image Comics’ library.

Each of these titles, in one way or another, has been an instant favorite, an awards’ winner, or simply a win for Image Comics, reaching critical acclaim from the masses. Titles like these are why Image Comics received 13 Eisner Award nominations this year. Image Comics has the potential to introduce another critical darling to their readers through the guise of Voyagis.

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With Sumeyye Kesgin serving both as writer (in her writing debut) and artist, Voyagis begs this question: What if one of the Voyager probes was found by aliens on an uninhabitable planet laid waste by a wandering black hole? Their resources dwindling and under the thumb of a relentless tyrant alien hero, Sen’s discovery of the probe leads to adventure and possible salvation for her and her people. Kesgin is perhaps best known to audiences for the artwork she has provided for the likes of Rise of the Magi and September Mourning with Top Cow Productions. Her work with Image Comics includes artwork on the Elsewhere series, as well as Image’s Time Before Time. The first issue of her writing debut can be seen in a preview below, specifically the cover art (also designed by Kesgin herself) and the issue’s opening pages. Voyagis #1 officially releases in digital stores and local comic bookshops starting on November 16th, 2022.

The opening pages suggest that beyond just having a dystopian sci-fi setting, Voyagis will be sporting plenty of action, as mere moments after the story begins, the reader is launched into an action sequence. Through the point of view of an understandably pessimistic character, the story manages to be framed as both bleak and (thanks to the action) simultaneously exciting. Anyone who loves stories like this should keep an eye out for Voyagis‘ release date.

Sumeyye Kesgin’s Voyagis will be leaping on to local comic bookshelves and digital shelves starting November 16th, 2022, so stay tuned for when the latest release from Image Comics comes out.

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