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Comixology launching horror sci-fi ‘Retroverse’ December 13

‘Retroverse’ is a five-issue series by Cullen Bunn and John Bivens.

Press Release

ComiXology has revealed a new series is on the way from Cullen Bunn and John Bivens called Retroverse. The five-issue series launches December 13th as part of Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.

“After a wild, drunken party, 19-year-old Kacy Martin wakes up in an alternate universe—one where she has been dead for 13 years,” said Bunn. “She must navigate the heartbreaking waters of a world that seems to have turned out much better without her in it. And she must do so while wielding newly discovered, terrifying abilities against alien horrors.”

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So what’s Retroverse about?

In the series, Kacy must convince her boyfriend T.J. and BFF Krissy that she is who she says she is and traverse this new and scary reality-where she’s not supposed to be alive-and all that comes with it. Is it a nightmare or was she made for this?

“I’m pretty sure when Cullen and I started talking about this project, he knew I worked as a butcher for years before working full time as a comic artist,” added Bivens. “Because of that, it makes sense to design realities connected by muscles, organs, and viscera… and my goal is to make the reader think that what they are looking at is squishy.”

“With comics like Harrow CountyThe Sixth Gun, and The Empty Man, Cullen Bunn has established himself as one of the great horror comic writers of this generation, and John Bivens’ art for Retroverse dazzles,” said Comixology Originals Lead, Bryce Gold. “Together, they’ve created a compulsively readable comic that will have readers on the edge of their seats.”

Check out a preview of the first issue below.

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

December 6, 2022—New York, NY—Acclaimed Harrow CountyThe Sixth Gun, and The Empty Man writer Cullen Bunn, artist/colorist John Bivens, and letterer Anna Peterson are unleashing Retroverse, a new horror sci-fi comic book series as part of the Comixology Originals program. In this gripping 5-issue series, a teenager finds herself in an alternate reality where she must fend off monsters and save her town. Retroverse #1 arrives December 13, 2022 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.

“After a wild, drunken party, 19-year-old Kacy Martin wakes up in an alternate universe—one where she has been dead for 13 years,” said Bunn. “She must navigate the heartbreaking waters of a world that seems to have turned out much better without her in it. And she must do so while wielding newly discovered, terrifying abilities against alien horrors.”

“I’m pretty sure when Cullen and I started talking about this project, he knew I worked as a butcher for years before working full time as a comic artist,” added Bivens. “Because of that, it makes sense to design realities connected by muscles, organs, and viscera… and my goal is to make the reader think that what they are looking at is squishy.”

In the series, Kacy must convince her boyfriend T.J. and BFF Krissy that she is who she says she is and traverse this new and scary reality-where she’s not supposed to be alive-and all that comes with it. Is it a nightmare or was she made for this?

“With comics like Harrow CountyThe Sixth Gun, and The Empty Man, Cullen Bunn has established himself as one of the great horror comic writers of this generation and John Bivens’ art for Retroverse dazzles,” said Comixology Originals Lead, Bryce Gold. “Together, they’ve created a compulsively readable comic that will have readers on the edge of their seats.”

“This is a project I’ve had in mind for quite some time,” says Bunn. “While talking with John about potentially working together, I realized he loved weird horror/sci-fi/monster mash-ups as much as I did, and I threw the idea for Retroverse his way. We’re thrilled to have the series available from Comixology Originals.”

Comixology Originals titles are available at no additional cost for members of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited, and for purchase at amazon.com/comixology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 1 million titles, including thousands of audio books, and current magazines for just $9.99 a month with a free trial period at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. Comixology Unlimited offers over 40,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/comixologyunlimited.

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