John Byrne Brings DOOMSDAY to IDW


John Byrne has found a home at IDW in recent years, and his latest work is Doomsday.1, a four-issue miniseries starting in May, announced Wednesday by the publisher. The story starts with Earth being destroyed by a solar flare, while seven astronauts on the International Space Station can only watch as it happens.

"I've been thinking for some time that I would like to revisit a post-apocalypse kind of scenario, such as was seen in my very first 'dramatic' work in comics, but this time without the more obvious fantasy elements of that original series (mermaids, alien robots, frozen mammoths, etc.)," Byrne said, referencing his 1970s Charlton series .  "When bits and pieces of this new series first started to percolate around in my head, I knew almost at once the shape that 'revisit' would take; something in the 'All-New, All-Different' vein. And the first time I doodled some images of my 'crew,' I knew I was there!"

Byrne is writing and drawing the series. Doomsday.1 #1 is scheduled for release on May 19.

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