BOOM! Announces James Tynion IV’s New Series, ‘Memetic’
A meme is an idea that spreads rapidly through various social media channels, and is usually something funny and innocuous. It was only a matter of time before a weaponized meme led to the utter annihilation of the human race…in 72 hours, to be exact. BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the new original title Memetic, a three-part limited series of oversized issues (each issue covers a 24-hour period) that shows the true terror of the internet. The world will end not with a bang, but with a single online image when creator and writer James Tynion IV teams up with newcomer Eryk Donovan to bring horror to a whole new generation this October.
In Memetic #1: A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads to multiple persons and potentially entire societies. Richard Dawkins suggests a meme’s success comes from its effectiveness to the host. But history shows that destructive memes can spread just as rapidly through society. MEMETIC shows the progression of a weaponized meme that leads to the utter annihilation of the human race within 72 hours. The root of this apocalypse is a single image on the internet, a “meme” in the popular sense. A meme that changes everything.
The 48-page Memetic #1 arrives in comic book shops on October 22nd with a main cover by series artist Eryk Donovan for the price of $4.99 under the Diamond order code AUG140952. A Meme variant cover will be available in limited quantity.