IDW has announced today a new ongoing series from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones, best known for horror staples like The Only Good Indians and My Heart is a Chainsaw, named Earthdivers. Written by Jones, the book will be illustrated by Davide Gianfelice (Daredevil: Reborn).
IDW’s synopsis for the series:
Set in a postapocalyptic near future, Earthdivers follows a small group of Indigenous survivors who time-travel to prevent the creation of America and retroactively save the world from destruction. In each arc, they will target a pivotal point in history, beginning with a mission to kill Christopher Columbus in 1492.
Asked about the inspiration for the series, Jones had the following to say:
A lot of us here in America who have been forcibly dispossessed, had genocide attempted against us, then been continually erased from history books, we’ve got a bone to pick with one of the people instrumental in facilitating all that: Christopher Columbus. If you could go back in time, deal with one of your bullies, really put them in their place, then…maybe you do that, right? For American Indians, there have been a lot of those bullies we’d like to go back and put in their place, and Columbus is first on that list.
Earthdivers will be released this October. Check out some artwork, as well as IDW’s full press release, below:
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