Sci-Fi Comic 'r(ender);' Unveils First Pages (Exclusive)
Oni Press’ upcoming science-fiction series r(ender); reveals a future where the dead get to tell their own stories. This is all thanks to a photographer who is able to capture and reproduce the final images from the eyes of the deceased — a talent that more than just the police turn out to be interested in. Heat Vision has a first-look below.
Created by Leah Williams and Lenka Simeckova, the project was originally announced last year as a Lion Forge Comics title. Since then, Lion Forge and Oni Press announced a merger that will see a realignment of both publishers’ material, with all projects owed by creators — such as r(ender); — being published under the Oni Press banner. r(ender); is the first title to be impacted by the merger of the companies.
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(The Lion Forge banner will be reserved for material owned and controlled by Polarity, the parent company of the combined Lion Forge/Oni publishing company.)
At the time of its announcement, writer Leah Williams told Heat Vision, “I joke about r(ender); being ‘X-Files, but lesbians and magic’ or ‘seapunk tech noir,’ but really it’s a cyberpunk neo-noir story that takes place on the fraying edge between magic and technology,” adding that the series is “the one story I’ve been desperately hungry to tell ever since I was a teenager.”
The series is set to launch in comic book stores and digitally Oct. 2. An exclusive five-page preview from the first issue is below.
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