James Tynion IV, Eryk Donovan
WHY WE LOVE IT: After launching James Tynion IV's THE WOODS to much acclaim, we were eager to see what other ideas he had. When James-one of our favorite new voices in comics-pitched us MEMETIC as a tale of the apocalypse in three parts, we were sold!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: MEMETIC is truly an event comic-three oversized, 48page issues detailing the end of the world over the course of three days, and a wholly unique take on the disaster genre. Much like his work on THE WOODS, James Tynion IV and fantastic newcomer Eryk Donovan will bring horror to a whole new generation and fans of Jhorror films like UZUMAKI and THE RING.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: A Meme is an idea that starts with an individual, and then spreads throughout 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.