|The future for sale.From Eisner-nominated Chris Sebela (Crowded, High Crimes), Jen Hickman (Moth & Whisper), Harry Saxon (Vagrant Queen), and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou (Red Sonja) comes the story of a town out of time, full of mysteries, and populated by guinea pigs in need of liberation by the misfit least likely to be their savior.|
Aleph Null is a lot of things: An orphan, a human guinea pig undergoing medical tests for cash, a bodyhacker, a hardcore future junkie, and a corporate asset. But now, Aleph is on the run from their old life, in search of a mythical, Midwestern town named Laurelwood—where they’re test-marketing the future with tech that can’t possibly exist yet, and won’t for decades.
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Paste Magazine originally announced the new seriesand shared Jen Hickman’s inks (which are ah-may-zing) along with some thoughts from author Chris Sebela on the genesis of this futuristic race-against-time biotech story.
“Respondents [to the test market research firm] would show up in wigs and with fake names, wanting to evade the rules, telling their friends about it, a whole underground network of people who went from one market research firm to another, making a tidy (untaxable) cash income,” Sebela says. “All of which was just a small corner of the ocean of marketing—whose depths shaped TV line-ups and swallowed entire towns in its pursuit to quantify capitalism into an easy formula of wants and needs.”
Enter the idea for TEST, which hits shelves in June.
Where to Preorder
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|The first issue of TEST will receive a Vault Vintage variant cover that pays homage to Transmetropolitan, the immensely influential Vertigo series by Warren Ellis & Darick Robertson. The Vault Vintage variant cover is drawn by Nathan Gooden and designed by Tim Daniel.|
|What the Repo Men are coming to collect…is you.|