BRILLIANT TRASH is About 'The America That Might Be Waiting For Us'

Brilliant Trash
Credit: AfterShock
Credit: AfterShock

Nightwing writer Tim Seeley and artist Priscilla Petraides will launch a new series through AfterShock Comics titled Beautiful Trash.

"Brilliant Trash is the kind of sci-fi we don't see that often in comics. It's not a far off planet or the distant future. There are no ships and no aliens," explained Seeley. "It's the story of the 'word of tomorrow,' torn directly from the headlines, about an America that might be waiting for us. It's cautionary, but it's also action packed and fun.. It's a cyberpunk superhero story pulling inspiration from William Gibson, Robocop and the social media- fake news-superhero-obsessed world we live in."

Seeley is doing this at AfterShock while being under a DC "exclusive" contract, which included a Vertigo series Imaginary Fiends announced Monday.

"I think the art by Priscilla Petraites and Marco Lesko will really grab people," he continued. "This is her first U.S. work, and she's doing really beautiful work. The world that Brilliant Trash takes place in is really well established visually...it's a dirtier, messier, more visually polluted version of our own, and we get to see our lead, Kennedy Avis running her ass off through its grimy underbelly. Brilliant Trash is a fusion of a lot of genres, because our own world is quickly becoming a crazy ass story in its own right."

Here's the full solicitation for the first issue, which explains the series' plot.

BRILLIANT TRASH #1
$3.99 / 32 pages / Color / on sale 11.15.17
writer: Tim Seeley
artist: Priscilla Petraites
color: Marco Lesko
cover A: Mike Norton
cover B: Tim Seeley 
 
In the days to come, a super powered teenage girl wipes the heavily disputed Old City of Jerusalem from the face of the globe. Now, in American dystopia after the “Lady Last Word Incident”, a click-bait headline writing “journalist” holds the key to a med-tech conspiracy that could turn people into gods for the price of days off their lives. But in a world where news is tailored to every viewpoint, will anyone believe her?
A sci-fi superhuman epic from Tim Seeley, the writer of Revival and Grayson, and breakout art sensation Priscilla Petraites!
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