Image/Skywardin partnership with Anonymous Content, announced a prequel to the #1 Fiction Audible Original series. Impact Winter #1, a new post-apocalyptic one-shot coming July 6 from Audible series creator Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Carnival Row), artist Stephen Green (Hellboy and the BPRD), colorist Matt Hollingsworth (Batman: White Knight, Little Bird) and the letter AndWorld Design. The epic story of darkness and light will feature many beloved characters in the jaw-dropping audio drama, as well as the first appearance of an important character who was not introduced in the audio series.
The extra-long 40-page issue is set several years before the events of the audio series – a year since a comet hit Earth, inflicting “impact winter” and blotting out the sun. Now the world is a cold, dark landscape ruled by vampires.
“We’re thrilled to extend the epic world of Impact Winter to the comics, and working on this prequel with Travis and Stephen has been a fantastic experience,” said Amanda LaFranco, Managing Editor at Skybound. “If you’re new to the world of Impact Winter, Darcy’s journey will have you hooked and wanting to stay for more. And if you’re already a fan, this story will shed light on the details that have been brewing since the first episode. This is a story not to be missed!
In the British countryside, a band of survivors have formed a resistance in the fallout shelter of a medieval castle. Among them is Darcy, a headstrong young fighter waiting for her chance to prove she can be on the front lines. But when that opportunity presents itself, Darcy will come face to face with the true horrors of this new world.
“I’m honored and excited to be working on such a great script with such a great team,” Green said. “Nothing is cooler than vampires.”
“For me, the fun thing about Impact Winter is that it can be so many things at once: fantasy, folklore, gothic horror, post-apocalyptic drama,” Beacham added. “It’s a huge sandbox, with lots of shady nooks to explore. This story is really only the beginning.
The epic drama from Audible, Skybound Entertainment and Anonymous Content debuted in February as an Audible Plus bestseller in all categories and the No. 1 Audible fiction bestseller in its launch week. This action, romance, and coming-of-age story delivers an unprecedented sonic experience via binaural action sequences, original music, and unparalleled sound design, all coming together to bring this post world to life. -apocalyptic in visceral detail. Impact Winter is now available through all major podcast providers, including Apple, where it has risen to #3 on the fiction podcast charts.
Skybound and Audible previously announced that the Eisner Award-nominated comic series Image/Skybound Essence created by Skybound SVP, Editor Sean Mackiewicz and Niko Walter will be adapted for audio as part of Audible’s upcoming narrative slate.
Impact Winter #1 will be available in comic book stores and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology and Google Play on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.