There have been lots of stories about the end of the world. Science fiction loves the apocalypse and the events that cause it. The latest limited run from BOOM! Studios, poses some interesting questions. What if you were one of the smartest people on the planet, but then your tech is directly responsible for the destruction of the planet and everyone on it? What if you then had a chance to fix it – 1,000 YEARS LATER! Welcome to Origin #1.
Origin #1 – Second Chances Only Take 1,000 Years
Boom! recently announced their latest title coming this winter. From their press release they describe Origin #1:
One thousand years after humans have gone extinct and artificial intelligence has taken over the world, a single man is brought back to life—David Adams, the genius whose technology was responsible for the destruction of his species, and who has been given a second chance at life in order to save mankind and undo his biggest mistake.
BOOM! Studios Press Release
But even with the help of Chloe, his first creation and the android that revived him, he may not be enough to reignite the spark of humanity or stop the AI overlords who plan to eliminate the last hope for mankind. David and Chloe must embark on the greatest journey of their lives, as he seeks to find redemption and discover if humanity can – or should – have any kind of future.
This sounds like a new take on Terminator or I Am Legend. The problem is these types of comics need to be done just right or they are very repetitive. Then again the same can be said for Arthurian legends and BOOM! created a gem in their current title Once and Future. I am curious to see what they do with this new title.
Origins #1 – A New World to Create
BOOM! assembled a talented creative team consisting of the following: Creators Arash Amel (A Private War), Joseph Oxford (Me + Her), and Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline), acclaimed writer Clay McLeod Chapman (Absolute Carnage: Separation Anxiety), illustrator Jakub Rebelka (Judas), colorist Patricio Delpeche (Strange Skies Over East Berlin), and letterer Jim Campbell (Alienated) and producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special, Outside the Wire).
The story style remains hidden but below are some examples of the artwork that will drive the title. The colors look rich and detailed. It should be a fun journey when it releases in November.