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Justin Jordan and Kyle Strahm's New Series is Spreading

SPREAD, a new science-fiction series, from Image Comics launches this July.

Justin Jordan (DEAD BODY ROAD, Luther Strode) and Kyle Strahm (HACK/SLASH, HAUNT) team up for a new science-fiction thriller, SPREAD, a horrifying story of inevitable death and slim hope. Enthusiasm for SPREAD will prove infectious and launch with a social media contest. Post the cover image of SPREAD #1 with the caption “it’s spreading…” and tag@kstrahm and @Justin_Jordan on Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #itsspreading for for a chance to cameo as an extra character in the book, plus other SPREAD swag. Winners will be revealed on the day of release, July 9.

Ten years ago, humanity dug too deep and unleashed something ancient that couldn’t be controlled. Something that couldn’t be stopped, twisting everything it touched into more of itself. The Spread. Humanity was nearly destroyed before finding a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found what might be the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world.

“It’s Lone Wolf and Cub in a world where John Carpenter’s The Thing ate North America,” said Jordan. “Sean Shields, mostly called ‘No’ in the book—because he’s taciturn enough that it’s most of his dialogue—is one of the survivors. No is ‘Spread-immune,’ unable to be converted by the Spread biomass, and this means he can get closer to the Spread to scavenge useful bits of what used to be civilization—but not without danger. "

The Spread itself is comprised of more than just its threat for virulence the creatures that lurk and thrive within it are equally nefarious. "I've designed piles of crazy organisms that form the Spread ecosystem. [Colorist] Felipe Sobreiro and I have crafted a look for these things that we're very proud of,” said Strahm. “From tiny scavengers to massive predators, every creature has a spot on the food chain and looks pretty cool occupying that spot. The organisms least equipped to survive in the Spread are human beings. Gross things happen when they get too close."

Check out SPREAD on July 9th!

19 Comments
Posted by Jonez120

I'll never forgive Justin Jordan so this may be a pass for me.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Sold!

Posted by TimeLordScience

This sounds way too much like The Last of Us.

Edited by dagmar_merrill

@jonez120 said:

I'll never forgive Justin Jordan so this may be a pass for me.

Forgive him for what?

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Edited by RaggedScarecrow

The Thing you say? Interesting. That movie is a classic creature feature and the short story it's based off of is just as good. I'll have to keep an eye out for this.

Edited by InFamous_Wolf

I'll probably check it out but, for the love of God that cover is terrible. The guy looks like a dirty Iguana with a beard. The baby looks like it just popped molly lol. Anyway I'm really excited for this comic but hopefully the person who made that cover isn't doing the interior art.

Posted by consafo80

New Image #1 so I'm almost guaranteed to give it a try.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

might check it out even though I'm not a big fan of sci-fi.

Posted by iceslick

It looks like Wolverine has his own messiah, lmao.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

This sounds way too much like The Last of Us.

It sounds absolutely nothing like it

Posted by ZbvmX

Spread the love :P

Posted by RaggedScarecrow
@zbvmx said:

Spread the love :P

YES!

Posted by TimeLordScience

@jonny_anonymous: Mmm, sure about that? "Humanity was nearly destroyed before finding a way to slow the Spread to a crawl. Now, deep inside the quarantined zone, one man has found what might be the key to stopping it forever: a baby girl. And if he can save her, he might save the world." Sounds a lot like the infection from the Last of Us and that girl sounds a lot like Ellie, albeit younger.

Posted by zombietag

i love the thing, ill check this out.

who reads comics and doesnt like sci fi?

Posted by SwampPing

Love The Thing and love Justin Jordan and I've been waiting for a release date for this for forever. Sold.

Also @timelordscience the father/child apocalypse thing has been used many times before this or the last of us.

Posted by TimeLordScience

@swampping: very true. But Last of Us came out recently and was hugely successful.

Edited by Jonny_Anonymous

@timelordscience: also spread is a giant mass of organic matter. Just because it uses the child saviour trope didn't mean it's anything like Last of Us, that's just insulting to the writer.

Posted by Jonez120
Posted by TimeLordScience

@jonny_anonymous: The idea just doesn't seem that original to me. It may be great in execution, and obviously I don't know that.