Writer Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, TALES OF HONOR) teams up with artist Raffaele Ienco for an all-new science fiction, suspense series called SYMMETRY—set to launch from Image Comics/Top Cow Productions this December.
In SYMMETRY, Utopia is here. Hunger, sickness, work… all relics of a long forgotten past. For the greater good of the human species, all individuality, creativity, and negative emotions have been genetically bred out and medically suppressed. The population is limited to segregated areas where people lead long lives of leisure, games, and socializing. Only one man and one woman seem to notice, care, or think differently. Once they find each other, their relationship sparks a revolution…but will their love cause the salvation or destruction of mankind?
“I spent a ton of time talking to psychologists about what it would take to create a world with no aggression or violence,” said Hawkins. “From my research it would require eliminating diversity, ambition and creativity. Sounds bland I know, but it’s an interesting exercise and amazing for storytelling opportunities. Symmetry is an interesting Utopian future that gets broken, which results in some fantastic drama for the lead characters.”
Writer Matt Hawkins
Artist Raffaele Ienco
Out Wednesday, December 9th.
Cover B by Raffaele Ienco
Cover C, also by Ienco