After humanity has gone extinct and Earth is populated by artificial intelligence, one single man is brought back to life - the man who set in motion humanity's demise. Scheduled to debut in October 2020 from BOOM! Studios, the OGN Origins is a startling look at a future where mankind has been replaced entirely by robots.
"One thousand years after humans have become extinct and replaced by artificial intelligence, a single man is brought back to life - David Adams, who created the technology that destroyed his people," reads BOOM!'s description of the one-shot. "Even with the help of the same android who revived him, Adams may not be enough to reignite the spark of humanity - and stop the AI overlords who plan to eliminate mankind permanently. Now Adams embarks on the greatest journey of his life, as he seeks to find redemption for his biggest mistake and discover if humanity can - or should - have any kind of future."
Origins is written by Clay McLeod Chapman and drawn by Jakub Rebelka. The OGN is based on a story by a quartet of Hollywood screenwriters, directors, and producers: Arash Amel (A Private War), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Upgrade), Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), and Joseph Oxford (Me + Her).
"The story we have set out to tell, exploring parenthood after the apocalypse and what it means to be human in the absence of humankind, is something I believe readers of sci-fi and beyond will love," said Chapman.
Check out a four-page first look at Origins here.
"Humans are gone, megafauna have been resurrected, and only robots remember the old days. All that remains of the old world is covered with wild plant life while the towers of Manhattan are the silent witnesses of this new dawn," said Rebelka. "It’s everything I always wanted to draw, and I’m very excited to show readers the brave new world of Origins."