Forever Forward #1 • AIPT
A new time travel sci-fi is coming in August exploring time travel through “the future” as an Odyssey-style mythical journey called always forward. Launching in comic book stores August 24 via Scout Comics, the new series is from writer Zack Kaplan and artist Arjuna Susini with color by Brad Simpson and lettering by Jim Campbell.
“I used to believe that our world was getting better every day, and that in the future we could experience a perfect resolution to our challenges. I don’t believe that anymore. Time seems like an endless series of fleeting ups and downs, and the truth is, we don’t know what the future holds,” said Zack Kaplan.
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“always forward is an epic sci-fi adventure packed with action and thrills that takes us through a cascade of future eras from a Russian invasion of America to fascist robots to post-apocalyptic steampunk wars , as times go from bad to worse, and finally remind us of the importance of cherishing the present and those we love.
So what always forward in regards to?
A sci-fi adventure like no other, which imagines time travel through “the future” as a mythical return trip à la Odyssey. When brilliant young scientist Dr. Lewis Moody accidentally sets off, his longtime secret crush and three best friends in 33 years with his unproven quantum time machine, they find a mysterious message from their future: THE ONLY WAY TO BACK IS FORWARD. Now, as they jump again and again through strange future times, will they ever find the technology to time travel, or are they doomed to desperately travel forward… forever?
“As a science fiction buff, I was thrilled to collaborate with Zack on always forward, and I couldn’t have been luckier than to have the chance to contribute to a story that, in addition to revisiting the concept of time travel in a creative and dynamic way, inserts engaging and innovative elements on the vision of human nature in both small ways (in one-to-one relationships, friendship, love, etc.) and in large ways, like culture and society (how we evolve and engage in chaotic and dynamic ways),” Arjuna said. Susani. “It’s very funny!”
Zack Kaplan added, “I’m thrilled to be partnering with Scout Comics, who have been a rising force in comics and are so passionate and supportive of this book. We’ve got an all-star creative team with artist Arjuna Susini’s Moebius-level detailing and fantastical world-building, colorist Brad Simpson’s sizzling and dynamic palette, Jim Campbell’s crisp and smooth lettering and beautiful design by Tim Daniel on the series. Not to mention, we have some fantastic covers to come, including Eisner nominee Jacob Phillips, DC Round Robin winner Jahnoy Lindsay, and new Last Days of Black Hammer artist Stefano Simeone. We all bring a ton of passion to this series, and we can’t wait to take you on this journey into the future.
always forward #1 will also feature four covers from some of the best comic book cover artists. They include Jacob Philips, Stefano Simeone, Jahnoy Lindsay and an incentive cover by Ivan Tao. Check them out with a preview in letters below.
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