Late one evening, as I was scrolling down my Twitter timeline, I saw someone else tweeting a Twitter handle named @NewWorldsComics. Now being the comic lover that I am I couldn’t resist checking out their tweets and this is when I discovered Wynter. Everybody was raving about this new comic and when I tweeted Guy Hasson he immediately extended an invitation to review his new comic titles – Wynter and Goof. I’ve read the first three issues of Wynter and let me tell you I was blown away.
Wynter – A New Comic Book Title By New Worlds Comics
Liz Wynter is a 17 year old girl who lives in a world in the distant future. In this future the world has managed to expand beyond galaxies and people are created with the same strand of DNA over and over again. It creates a problem in that law enforcement tends to know exactly what a person is going to do and how he is going to react, even before he knows himself. And herein lies the terror of living a future world like this, almost everything can be seen as a criminal act and seeing as you are no-one special, your actions can be predicted and prevented.
Something that is really cool about this future world is that people has become one with technology. They’ve got a voice in their head and this voice is continuously analyzing what’s happening to you and the people around you. There are apps that you can download to your mind, and which you can use for literally thousands of different things like blogging, photo sharing and much more. While Liz is out hanging with her friends, she downloads something very dangerous and it turns out that her life will never be the same thereafter. I’m not going to give the story away but I’ll say this, it’s very different to the other sci-fi comics out there. It’s fresh and new and I believe that the writer has been already been courted by TV producers to turn Wynter into a TV show. That would be amazing; I would love to see the tech and this future world come to life.
The artwork is breathtaking and it took some time to get used to it. It’s more like a painting than comic book art and in some places it gets really graphic and sexual in nature but its mind-blowingly awesome. I’ve never seen something quite like it in comic books and it brings the comic book world to life in a totally new and different way. The artist is Aron Ekles and trust me, you are going to hear more about this guy in the future. We are three issues into this story of Liz Wynter and the writer Guy Hasson, manages to leave you on a cliffhanger at the end of each issue, waiting for the new issue with bated breath.
At the moment Wynter is still only available as a digital download from both their website and Comixology but the publishers New World Comics are looking to expand into the world of paper and ink and I’ve got it on very good authority that they are seriously looking at South Africa as a potential market for their titles. I would definitely love to own Wynter as a hard copy as I’m sure the art and storytelling will be even more awe inspiring once you hold it in your hands.
Go visit New World Comics on their website http://newworldscomics.com/ and follow them on Twitter at @ NewWorldsComics. Make sure you get your copy of Wynter soon, it’s an awesome sci-fi read which will surprise you in many ways.