Sean Lewis and Caitlin Yarsky are venturing into the realm of dark urban fantasy with the upcoming maxi-series, Bliss from Image Comics.
In this upcoming series, there’s a drug called Bliss wiping away memories in Feral City. A good-hearted young man—overwhelmed by a deathly sick child and distraught wife—makes a deal to become the personal hitman to three gods, killing those in their way and sending memories down the river of Oblivion in exchange for his family’s well-being.
“I grew up seeing people getting addicted to things: drugs, success, sex… it always seemed to be about forgetting deeper pains,” said Lewis in a press release from Image Comics. “I spent some of my life trying to forget my dad through these means, now that I’m a dad it made me wonder: how could that cycle break? And what happens to all these memories we push away? What if the Goddess Lethe was real? What if she is who we answered to?”
Bliss #1 arrives on June 24, 2020.