Next month, BOOM! Studios will release Lotus Land #1, brought to life by writer and director Darcy Van Poelgeest, artist Caio Filipe, colorist Patricio Delpeche, and letterer Nate Piekos. The comic focuses on a dystopian future that will see a savior for its ills in the Keeper Program, which uses technological leaps to solve the problems of the day. However, cyberpunk meets hardboiled when a detective is stirred from retirement to investigate an assault on the Keeper Program. This seems like the perfect fit for fans of the cyberpunk aesthetic and genre, as well as anyone who loves yarns like Blade Runner.
Until the comic hits, BOOM! has released some gorgeous pages and brilliant covers from the first issue, as well as a press release with all the details. Check them out below!
From the official press release:
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at LOTUS LAND #1. Eisner-winning and Harvey-nominated writer and director Darcy Van Poelgeest (Little Bird) is joined by artist Caio Filipe (Stranger Things: Tales From Hawkins), colorist Patricio Delpeche (Angel), and letterer Nate Piekos of Blambot® (The Seasons Have Teeth) for a timely look at the human condition, set in a dystopic, cyberpunk future that’s as grounded as it is metaphysical. Welcome to LOTUS LAND, coming November 2023.
Vancouver, years from now. In a future painted with ultramodern decay, entropy has met its match in the Keeper Program, a breakthrough in cutting edge technologies that’s seemingly capable of miracles. When an attack on the mysterious program threatens the lives of everyone tied to it, retired detective Bennie Strikman is called out to investigate one last case…
LOTUS LAND #1 features a main cover by Alex Eckman-Lawn (Dead Boy Detectives) with variants by Alex Eckman-Lawn, Christian Ward (Invisible Kingdom), and Ian Bertram (Little Bird) with Gus Storms.
LOTUS LAND is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade, and the upcoming Underheist by David and Maria Lapham. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.
Print copies of LOTUS LAND #1 will be available in comic shops November 15, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
Lotus Land #1 A Main: SEP230020
Lotus Land #1 B Variant: SEP230021
Lotus Land #1 C 1:10 INCV: SEP230022
Lotus Land #1 D 1:25 INCV: SEP230023
Lotus Land #1 E Unlockable Variant: SEP230024