What If Your Second Life Were Your Only Life?
If your mind were uploaded to a computer, would you still be considered a person? Debut creators Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer pose this question and more in the upcoming sci-fi thriller series Arcadia from award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios this May.
“Alex and Eric have taken the detailed world-building of series like Astro City and Game of Thrones and given us a sci-fi story that’s massive in scope,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Arcadia hits you with the hard questions about humanity in a technologically advanced world. It’s a story that explores the value of human life, how we define it, and the connection between family across the very planes of existence. This is a series you can get lost in.”
When 99% of humankind is wiped out by a pandemic, four billion people are “saved” by being digitized at the brink of death and uploaded into Arcadia, a utopian simulation in the cloud. But when Arcadia begins to rapidly deplete the energy resources upon which the handful of survivors in the real world (aka “The Meat”) depends, how long will The Meat be able—and willing—to help?
“Smart, challenging sci-fi world building. Stick around. It gets weirder.” – Andy Diggle (Thief of Thieves, Uncanny)
“Arcadia is sci-fi with intellect and social conscience mixed with spectacle and danger and a fugue dream state. Turns out it’s not just our data that’s getting uploaded to the cloud, it’s our souls. Alex Paknadel and Eric Scott Pfeiffer are creators you’re going to be hearing a lot more from in years to come. Get in early.” – Rob Williams (2000 AD)
Arcadia #1 arrives in comic shops on May 6th with the first of a five-part connecting main cover by Matt Taylor (Deep State) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAR151040. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years incentive cover by Frazer Irving (Annihilator, Uncanny X-Men), and a retailer incentive cover by series artist Eric Scott Pfeiffer. A new cover by W. Scott Forbes (Spider-Woman, Silk) has been added to the Final Order Cutoff (FOC) deadline, and it can be ordered in any quantity.
The FOC deadline for retailers is April 13th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.