Acclaimed Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, and The Empty Man Writer Cullen Bunn and Artist John Bivens Present Retroverse, a New Horror Sci Fi Comic Series
Issue #1 Debuts December 13, 2022 from Comixology Originals
Acclaimed Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, and The Empty Man writer Cullen Bunn, artist/colorist John Bivens, and letterer Anna Peterson are unleashing Retroverse, a new horror sci-fi comic book series as part of the Comixology Originals program. In this gripping 5-issue series, a teenager finds herself in an alternate reality where she must fend off monsters and save her town. Retroverse #1 arrives December 13, 2022 from Amazon’s Comixology Originals exclusive digital content line.
“After a wild, drunken party, 19-year-old Kacy Martin wakes up in an alternate universe—one where she has been dead for 13 years,” said Bunn. “She must navigate the heartbreaking waters of a world that seems to have turned out much better without her in it. And she must do so while wielding newly discovered, terrifying abilities against alien horrors.”
“I’m pretty sure when Cullen and I started talking about this project, he knew I worked as a butcher for years before working full time as a comic artist,” added Bivens. “Because of that, it makes sense to design realities connected by muscles, organs, and viscera… and my goal is to make the reader think that what they are looking at is squishy.”
In the series, Kacy must convince her boyfriend T.J. and BFF Krissy that she is who she says she is and traverse this new and scary reality-where she’s not supposed to be alive-and all that comes with it. Is it a nightmare or was she made for this?
“With comics like Harrow County, The Sixth Gun, and The Empty Man, Cullen Bunn has established himself as one of the great horror comic writers of this generation and John Bivens’ art for Retroverse dazzles,” said Comixology Originals Lead, Bryce Gold. “Together, they’ve created a compulsively readable comic that will have readers on the edge of their seats.”
“This is a project I’ve had in mind for quite some time,” says Bunn. “While talking with John about potentially working together, I realized he loved weird horror/sci-fi/monster mash-ups as much as I did, and I threw the idea for Retroverse his way. We’re thrilled to have the series available from Comixology Originals.”amazon.com/comixology. Prime Reading offers all Amazon Prime members a rotating selection of over a thousand top Kindle books, magazines, short works, comic books, children’s books, and more – all at no additional cost. Kindle Unlimited gives customers access to more than 1 million titles, including thousands of audio books, and current magazines for just $9.99 a month with a free trial period at amazon.com/kindleunlimited. Comixology Unlimited offers over 40,000 comics, graphic novels and manga for just $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/comixologyunlimited.
About the Creators:
Cullen Bunn is the writer of creator-owned comic books such as The Sixth Gun, Harrow County, Bone Parish, The Damned, The Empty Man, Regression, Door to Door, Night by Night, and The Ghoul Next Door. He has also written books such as Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, Uncanny X-Men, and Asgardians of the Galaxy.
John Bivens’ work has appeared in the Eisner and Harvey Award winning Comic Book Tattoo, the Harvey Award winning Popgun volume 4, and the Harvey nominated Reading with Pictures. He has also received nominations for an Eagle Award and a Ghastly Award. He has worked for IMAGE Comics, Heavy Metal Magazine, Vault Comics, Valiant Comics, IDW Publishing, and others. John’s work spans the genres of crime, horror, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and education.
His education includes the undergraduate illustration program at Northern Illinois University and the Graduate program at Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University, Dakota County Technical College, and participated in multiple visiting workshops and panels.
John currently resides in Minneapolis, MN where he is a proud member of World Monster HQ studios.