New York Times best-selling horror author Stephen Graham Jones, (The Only Good Indians, My Heart Is a Chainsaw), artist Davide Gianfelice (Ghosted, Daredevil: Reborn), colours by Joana Lafuente, and lettering by Steve Wands go back to the bloody terrain of American colonial history for inspiration this October with the his new ongoing comic book series Earthdivers from IDW.
Cover A by Rafael Albuquerque
“Set in a post-apocalyptic near future, Earthdivers follows a small group of Indigenous survivors who time-travel to prevent the creation of America and retroactively save the world from destruction. In each arc, they will target a pivotal point in history, beginning with a mission to kill Christopher Columbus in 1492.”
About his inspirations and themes, Jones said:
“A lot of us here in America who have been forcibly dispossessed, had genocide attempted against us, then been continually erased from history books, we’ve got a bone to pick with one of the people instrumental in facilitating all that: Christopher Columbus.”
If you could go back in time. deal with one of your bullies, really put them in their place, then…maybe you do that, right? For American Indians, there have been a lot of those bullies we’d like to go back and put in their place, and Columbus is first on that list.
Post-apocalyptic stories are always cautionary tales. Stories give us devices like time travel as a way of dealing with poor choices and regret. History isn’t written in stone. Or if it is? Then go back, scratch it out. Write something better.”
Cover D by Christian Ward
Davide Gianfelice added:
“What I like most about drawing Earthdivers is the depth of feeling of the protagonists. Often they face very difficult and extreme situations, and I wonder what I would do in their place. I’m not ashamed to say that sometimes a shiver runs down my spine thinking about it.”
Earthdivers teaches us a very important thing. We must take care of the place where we live and the people who live there, and right now, we are slowly destroying both. We may not get any second chances, but we do still have time to prevent all this from happening.”
Earthdivers #1 will be out on October and available with four variant covers including Cover A by American Vampire’s Rafael Albuquerque, Cover B by Maria Wolf, Cover C by Aaron Campbell, and Cover D by Christian Ward.
New York Times best-selling horror author Stephen Graham Jones, (The Only Good Indians, My Heart Is a Chainsaw), artist Davide Gianfelice (Ghosted, Daredevil:COMICONRead More