PORTLAND, Ore. 4.22.2021 — Writer/artist EPHK will take readers on a pulse-pounding, sci-fi journey through Mars’ mysteries in the forthcoming MAWRTH VALLIIS. This original graphic novel will land in stores this July from Image Comics.
This unique story is a fast-paced, 128-page, full-color, pocket-format experience all told in its original Martian language.
"[MAWRTH VALLIS is] Inspired by my new found love for the storytelling format of Mexican historietas and my never ending adoration of classic '70s European sci-fi narratives," said EPHK. "I think anyone who's into classic sci-fi adventure but also interested in new ways to discover it, would enjoy reading MV."
During a skirmish with an opposing Martian faction, a fighter pilot disobeys orders to pursue a fleeing foe. Guided by her determination and curiosity, she is led into a dangerous chase through Mars's forbidden valley where she will be confronted with the red planet's darkest of secrets.
MAWRTH VALLIIS is a visceral, immersive experience perfect for fans of Jesse Lonergan’s Hedra and Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera’s Black Science.
MAWRTH VALLIIS original graphic novel (ISBN: 978-1534320543, Diamond Code MAY210093) will be available on Wednesday, July 21 and in bookstores on Tuesday, July 27. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or independent bookstore via Bookshop or IndieBound, or it can be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo.
MAWRTH VALLIIS will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.