When an alien invasion shreds the Earth’s defenses and takes over the planet, humanity’s only hope is that the Earth’s superheroes and supervillains can overcome their enmity and work together to win the planet back.
That’s the premise of Boom! Studios new title, Extermination, which will ship its full-size, 22-page, one dollar premiere in June.The book is written by Simon Spurrier [X-Club, Fear Itself: The Home Front, Crossed, Wolverine: Dangerous Games] and drawn by Jeffrey Edwards. An all-star cast of artists provides variant covers for the premiere issue,.
Follow the jump for a preview of Extermination – and ordering information.
BOOM! SUDIOS LAUNCHES
ALL-NEW ORIGINAL ONGOING SERIES
WRITTEN BY SIMON SPURRIER
FULL FIRST ISSUE
April 21, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This June, BOOM! Studios launches EXTERMINATION, an all-new ongoing super-hero thriller written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, CROSSED, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES) and drawn by rising star Jeffrey Edwards, with a full 22-page first issue for only $1!
WE LOST. THEY WON. In the wake of an apocalyptic alien invasion, the world’s greatest super-heroes and deadliest super-villains must form an alliance to prevent their own extermination. Two arch-enemies, Nox, a driven hero, and Red Reaper, a ruthless villain, form a volatile partnership for the greater good. The enemy of your enemy is your friend — but will they be able to ultimately put aside their bitter past to prevent global genocide? What happens when all the battle lines are redrawn and foes become unlikely allies in a desperate war for the fate of the very planet — and the outcome of a species?
Title ships in June with main covers by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, Michael Gaydos, James Harren, and Frazer Irving, as well as James Harren and Trevor Hairsine sketch covers. There will also be a special 1:100, CGC certified 9.8 Near Mint sketch variant by legendary artist John Cassaday.
‘Si Spurrier is a massive talent,’ says BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. ‘With EXTERMINATION, he’s boldly exploring the dark crevices of the entire superhero genre. Not to be missed!’
‘I love the premise of this post-apocalyptic series,’ says BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie. ‘At $1 for the first full issue and with this exciting cover line-up and a killer creative team, this book is ready to catch on fire.’
EXTERMINATION is written by Simon Spurrier (X-CLUB, FEAR ITSELF: THE HOME FRONT, CROSSED, WOLVERINE: DANGEROUS GAMES) and drawn by rising star Jeffrey Edwards.
Title ships in June with main covers by John Cassaday, Trevor Hairsine, Michael Gaydos, James Harren and Frazer Irving. As well as James Harren and Trevor Hairsine sketch covers, and a special 1:100, CGC certified 9.8 Near Mint variant by legendary artist John Cassaday. This title ships for $1 with a Diamond Order Code of APR120887.