Lion Forge Will Publish Claytan Daniels’ Upgrade Soul in September

In conjunction with the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics, this fall Lion Forge will publish Ezra Claytan Daniels’ moving work of interactive science fiction, Upgrade Soul, for which he was the recipient of the 2017 award. Lion Forge first announced this printed edition of the graphic novel at last year’s New York Comic Con, when the publication date had yet to be determined.

Upgrade Soul is the story of an elderly couple who become the guinea pigs of a visionary procedure that aims to revivify them by filtering toxins from their bodies on a molecular level. When the procedure experiences a fatal complication, the couple is faced with severely deformed, though intellectually superior, duplicates of themselves. Soon, it becomes clear that only one version of each individual can survive, and the psychological battle for dominance begins.

 

Upgrade Soul will be released at finer comic shops everywhere on September 5, and in bookstores on September 13, 2018.