New York Times bestselling writer Scott Snyder (Wytches, Batman) and artist Jeff Lemire (Trillium, Sweet Tooth) are joining forces in November 2015 for a new graphic novel from Image, AD: After Death. Set in a world where death no longer exists, one man must deal with what comes next.
Snyder further explains the concept by talking about fears in his own personal life,
Getting older, watching your kids grow too fast, some nights it just feels terrifying, how quickly it all goes. So what if there were no death? What if it was curable? What if you could live many lives, take many paths, and never worry about running out of time? Never worry about saying goodbye to anyone, anything? These are the questions at the center of AD.
Well I’m hooked already! For me, seeing Scott Snyder’s name on something pretty much seals the deal that I’m going to pick this up, simply because Wytches has been so mind blowing. But my curiosity for what AD will be like goes beyond Snyder’s reputation as a great writer. The concept of this book is fascinating. I think the questions Snyder brings up are questions that we have all toyed with in our minds at some point or another. The fear of death stops us from doing a lot of things, taking risks, etc. I wonder how death in this book will exactly be cured. Are we talking, you can jump off a cliff and not die? Will suicide somehow turn into a restart button? Let’s just say, Fall of 2015 can’t come soon enough. I’m ready to dive into this new world!
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.