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Curt Pires and Jacoby Salcedo team for 'It’s Only Teenage Wasteland' #1 December 7
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Curt Pires and Jacoby Salcedo team for ‘It’s Only Teenage Wasteland’ #1 December 7

Javi and his friends are thrust into a situation and future they could have never have prepared for. 

Press Release

Dark Horse Comics has announced Curt Pires, and Jacoby Salcedo are teaming up for a new coming-of-age series, It’s Only Teenage Wasteland set in a post-apocalyptic future. The first issue in the four-issue series launches on December 7th. Joining them is color artist Mark Dale and letterer Micah Myers. The first issue will also include a variant cover by

“I’m so excited to be back at Dark Horse telling this story with Jacoby and our amazing team. I started my career almost ten years ago with them, when they agreed to publish POP, and things have only gotten better from there. This story is a spiritual sequel to YOUTH in a lot of ways, and I think fans of my work new and old will be pulled into this massive world and mystery we’re building here. This is just the first of many more exciting collaborations to come between myself and Dark Horse.”

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So what’s It’s Only Teenage Wasteland about?

When his parents go out of town for the weekend, Mexican-American high schooler Javi decides to throw a party—one that’ll launch him and his buds into popularity! Or at least get them noticed by their crushes. But when things take a turn for the worse, Javi and his friends are thrust into a situation and future they could have never have prepared for.

Check out the main cover and variant by Antonio Fuso below.

Curt Pires and Jacoby Salcedo team for 'It’s Only Teenage Wasteland' #1 December 7 Curt Pires and Jacoby Salcedo team for 'It’s Only Teenage Wasteland' #1 December 7

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

MILWAUKIE, Ore., (September 9, 2022)—From Dark Horse Comics, Acclaimed creator Curt Pires (YouthWYRD) and rising star artist Jacoby Salcedo comes It’s Only Teenage Wasteland, a new coming-of-age post-apocalyptic comic series. In addition to Pires’ and Salcedo’s work, Mark Dale will color and Micah Myers will letter. The first issue will also include a variant cover by Antonio Fuso.

When his parents go out of town for the weekend, Mexican-American high schooler Javi decides to throw a party—one that’ll launch him and his buds into popularity! Or at least get them noticed by their crushes. But when things take a turn for the worse, Javi and his friends are thrust into a situation and future they could have never have prepared for.

“I’m so excited to be back at Dark Horse telling this story with Jacoby and our amazing team. I started my career almost ten years ago with them, when they agreed to publish POP and things have only gotten better from there. This story is a spiritual sequel to YOUTH in a lot of ways, and I think fans of my work new and old will be pulled into this massive world and mystery we’re building here. This is just the first of many more exciting collaborations to come between myself and Dark Horse.”

“IT’S ONLY TEENAGE WASTELAND has been my most favorite project I’ve worked on yet! Curt and I really put our everything into this, and it is littered with all the things we love. The book though wouldn’t be what it is without our amazing colorist, Mark Dale and sick letters by Michah Myers. I think this book is really for everyone, especially readers who love great books!”

It’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 (of 4) will be available at comic shops December 7. It is now available for pre-order at your local comic shopIt’s Only Teenage Wasteland #1 will retail for $3.99.

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