Return to the Cold War in a new four-issue thriller by writer Jeff Loveness and Lisandro Estherren titled Strange Skies Over East Berlin. Published by BOOM! Studios, Strange Skies Over East Berlin follows an American spy in the 1970s who is investigating an alien ship that landed in Germany.
"Through comics, I've been able to write space operas, dark religious epics, and superhero stories, and now I can't wait to write a sci-fi horror set within the bleak, creeping dread of the Cold War," said Loveness. "The Iron Curtain surveillance state of East Germany is now far enough removed from us to seem shockingly familiar.
"It's been humbling to research that world, only to see how many sad parallels of it we still endure today," the writer continued. "There's body-horror and sci-fi creeping through the paranoia of the story, but it's also about what it means to be American in a world slipping away from you... a world that was perhaps never truly there to begin with.”
"I'm thrilled to work with Jeff on a story that mixes different genres so well, that has this deep human touch, and also lets me try some new graphic techniques," said Estherren."I think readers will love it!"
Strange Skies Over East Berlin #1 (of 4) is scheduled to debut October 2.