Image Comics announced writer Leila del Duca and artist Kit Seaton are teaming for the coming-of-age tale, Afar.
In a fantastical postindustrial desert, fifteen-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s parents have temporarily left her and her thirteen-year-old brother, Inotu, to make a living as salt shepherds. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities.
“Working with Kit on this science-fantasy family adventure has been an incredible experience,” said del Duca in a press release to Major Spoilers. “Kit has taken our characters and added so much depth and beauty to the world we created. Her posing, character designs, environments, and imagination compliment the script delightfully and I’m very happy with AFAR, our first collaboration in a genre we both adore.”
Afar is set to arrive in stores on Tuesday April 4, 2017.