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LOW ROAD WEST GOES THROUGH A DYSTOPIAN WASTELAND THIS SEPTEMBER

Regardless of where you stand politically, you have to admit that this climate can lead to some great art. One such example is Low Road West, a five-issue mini-series beginning in September from BOOM! Studios. The series, written by Phillip Kennedy Johnson and illustrated by Flaviano, follows five teenage refugees as they journey from the war-torn East Coast to the sanctuary of San Francisco. Here’s the write-up from the publisher:

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. 

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“Thematically, Low Road West grew out of my earlier BOOM! Studios series, Last Sons of America and Warlords of Appalachia,” said Phillip Kennedy Johnson. “Fans of those stories will see familiar elements in Low Road West, but the cast is bigger, the stakes are higher, and when the story veers into sci-fi and the supernatural, it veers hard. Half of the story takes place in an American ghost town which is itself a mystery the characters have to solve, and as for the other half… you'll have to read it to find out, but Flaviano and I are incredibly stoked for readers to see where Low Road West leads.”

“The world of Low Road West is dynamic and stimulating, as nothing is what it seems and you never know what's about to happen next,” said Flaviano. “Each script from Phillip is so exciting, giving me a chance to go deeper into each characters and see how they clash with each other, along with the world around them.”

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“Surviving your teenage years is hard enough without a post-apocalyptic crisis to make things really difficult,” said Eric Harburn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “In Low Road West, Phillip, Flaviano, Miquel, and Jim deftly capture the whirlwind experience of becoming yourself amidst a chaotic world that feels frighteningly close to the one we live in today.”

Low Road West #1 is set for release in September 2018. It will feature a main cover by Flaviano and a variant cover by David Lafuente.

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James Ferguson
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James has a 2nd grade reading level and, as a result, only reads books with pictures. Horror is his 5th favorite genre right after romantic comedy and just before silent films. No one knows why he's here, but he won't leave.
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