ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD is my new creator-owned series from BOOM! Studios about love in a time of ruin, and issue #6 kicks off its second provocative arc. As you can see, our kids from the first arc aren't kids anymore. As we enter a bold new phase of Maceo and Mezzy's relationship, Artist Leila del Duca and colorist Tamra Bonvillain join the post-apocalyptic party, along with cover artist Kevin Wada. Together we welcome you to Golgonooza. city of love and imagination at the end of all time, where something deeply troubling is stirring beneath the ground.
Issue #6, chapter one of "The Rise and Fall of Golgonooza," will hit comic book stores on June 7, the same day as the trade paperback collection of Book One.
The official press release from BOOM! Studios:
Frail Paradise in ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #6
Experience the Beginning of the Second Arc of the Epic Post-apocalyptic Series In June 2023
BOOM! Studios announced today a first look at ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #6, the start of the second story arc, THE RISE AND FALL OF GOLGONOOZA, from New York Times bestselling and Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer Jason Aaron (Thor, The Avengers, Southern Bastards), debuting the new artists for this arc, illustrator Leila del Duca (Wondergirl: Homecoming), colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Sins of the Black Flamingo), and letterer AndWorld Design (Something is Killing the Children), with guest art by Alexandre Tefenkgi and colors by Lee Loughridge. One of the most ambitious creator-owned series to date with three unique artistic teams to take on a vision of the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless.
Mezzy and Maceo found the unimaginable–a secluded suburban community, well-preserved and filled with everything they’d need to survive until adulthood. As adults, however, the highest highs of romance and contentment are shadowed by dysfunction, just as their quaint community is surrounded by the ever-present horrors of the wasteland. How long can their little piece of paradise last?
ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #6 features main and variant cover art by highly acclaimed illustrator Kevin Wada (Specs), and variant cover art by famed artists Leila Del Duca (Wondergirl: Homecoming) with colors by Tamra Bonvillain (Sins of the Black Flamingo), Stephanie Hans (Journey Into Mystery), and Jenny Frison (Harley Quinn).
ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; and the upcoming Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.
Print copies of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #6 will be available for sale on June 7, 2023 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. Fans and readers can purchase print copies of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD vol 1 SC, collecting the first five issues, in June 2023.