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It's a fact that we're all spending too much time with cellphones and other technology. You Are Obsolete from AfterShock Comics explores this idea with a horror twist. The series kicks off in September from writer Matthew Klickstein, artist Evgeniy Bornyakov, colorist Lauren Affe, and letterer Simon Bowland. Here's the write-up from the publisher:

A disgraced journalist is called to cover a mysterious story on an isolated European island. As she investigates, she discovers the children have taken control and are somehow killing off all adults by their 40th birthdays. Now, she must discover the truth behind the killings while staying on the good side of the children’s harsh leader…or she’s next.

You Are Obsolete is an spine-tingling thriller that evokes the eerie naturalism of 1970s horror films with a modern deadly digital twist. 

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“The series can best be described as Childen of the Corn...but with cell phones instead of religion.” says writer Matthew Klickstein. “A contemporary, technological twist on the classic "scary children taking power over the adults" story that we've seen in Children of the Corn, Village of the Damned, Cronenberg's The Brood and the classic Twilight Zone episode, "It's A Good Life."”

“Lyla Wilton is a young, disgraced journalist who takes on a strange assignment that she hopes will get her back into the limelight. She arrives in a quaint and fairy-tale like village on an isolated Eastern European island and discovers there a peculiar cast of characters not unlike the kind seen in the original Wicker Man.” Klickstein continued. “Lyla quickly discovers that the children of the town have an eerie power over the adults of the community who are frightened of said kids, particularly their murderous "killer app" that, yes, kills off anyone over 40 when used in their direct vicinity. Lyla, who clearly reveals herself as having a bevy of personal problems -- including alcoholism and substance abuse -- has trouble getting out of her own way and figuring out whether what she's witnessing is an important story she can be the reporter of to get her career back on track or a true danger zone that she needs to flee from immediately. If I’ve done my job, at least some readers after going through the series will stomp on their cell phones and deactivate their social media accounts.”

You Are Obsolete #1 is set for release on September 18th, 2019. It will feature a main cover by Andy Clarke and an incentive cover by Francesco Francavilla.


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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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