Euthanauts, Vol. 1: Ground Control
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Fantasy
Feb 26, 2019
6.63 x 10.25 x 0.34 in
- Author Bio
Death is like space—a seemingly unknowable, terrifying blackness, that yields incredible discoveries and truths—if only you’ve got the right kind of rocket ship.
What if suicide isn’t a desire to die, but a desire to be somewhere else?
What if there is a place we can go after death, but we have no way to phone home about it?
What if the Freudian death instinct is not destructive…but discovery?
After a near-death experience, lonely funeral home receptionist Thalia Rosewood is recruited into the Euthanauts, a select group of psychonauts, sick folk, and other intrepid explorers who pass over willingly to determine What Lies Beyond.
Tini Howard (Assassinistas, Rick and Morty) combines her trademark black humor and grounded, realistic storytelling with an otherworldly and mind-expanding exploration of the one thing we all have in common.
Publication History: TR original
Collects the five-issue series.
Not since The Sandman’s sister took the comics world by storm in the early ’90s has a comic taken a hard look at the death industry.
Explores the growing Death Positive movement: the right to die as we choose, for reasons that aren’t suicidal, but intrepid. Life-after-death. Answering the big questions without tidy answers.
Marketing: Promotion through a variety of Social Media: Facebook (128k), Twitter (98.8k), Tumblr (25k), and Instagram (19k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com
Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (40,000 unique and engaged fans)
Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)
Trade show promotion: ALA Annual 2018, San Diego Comic Con 2018, New York Comic Con 2018, Emerald City Comic Con 2019, WonderCon 2019, and more
Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts
Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comics media (Bleeding Cool, CBR, Newsarama, etc.)
Advance copies mailed out for review: Heavy focus on Entertainment sites
Five issue comic series released before the book.
“A Bowie-esque punk-goth space adventure.” -Geek.com
“Ambitiously constructed and beautifully illustrated.” -Newsarama
“Embraces all the terrors and wonders of death as the great unknown, the great mystery, in a way that makes death a frontier you want to explore.” -Scott Snyder (Wytches, Batman)