Al Ewing Takes Boom! Studios To Space With ‘We Only Find Them When They’re Dead’

How far would you go to find the truth? To the outer reaches of the universe, perhaps? Boom! Studios will take such a journey, courtesy of superstar writer Al Ewing. Let’s find out more about We Only Find Them When They’re Dead.

According to the synopsis, the story follows Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II harvest resources from the giant corpses of alien gods found on the edge of human space. While other autopsy ships race to salvage the meat, minerals, and metals that sustain the human race, Malik sees an opportunity to finally break free from this system by being the first to find a living god. But Malik’s obsession with the gods will push his crew into danger at the darkest reaches of space—unless the rogue agent on their trail can stop them first…

Joining Ewing will be artist Simone Di Meo. The two worked together on Immortal Hulk: The Best Defense in 2018. We’ll also see variant covers by Toni Infante (Champions), Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom), Matias Bergara (Coda) and more.

We Only Find Them When They’re Dead is a concept I’ve been brewing for some years now, something that merges a few of my favorite things – high-concept action, world-building, quests for the meaning behind existence and heavily metaphorical science fiction – and uses them to create a universe we’re building out into something truly vast, rich and strange,” Ewing said in a statement. “No matter which parts of my work you’ve enjoyed before, there’ll be something here for you to love.”

The first issue will be available at local comic book shops this September.

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