Co-creators Seth M. Peck (X-Men) and Jeremy Haun (THE BEAUTY), with colorist Nick Filardi and letterer Thomas Mauer, will release THE REALM, VOL. 1—which collects issues #1-5 of the ongoing dark fantasy series—this March from Image Comics. Musical group Me Like Bees will simultaneously release their companion EP, “Songs from The Realm” comprised of five tracks inspired by the series.
Fifteen years ago, our world was overrun.
Creatures of myth—orcs, dragons, and other nameless horrors—threw the entire planet into total chaos. Among the wreckage of society, the survivors scrape and struggle to survive. Now, a powerful sorcerer marshals his forces, and a group of warriors must embark on a journey to reclaim our world from the growing darkness.
THE REALM, VOL. 1 (Diamond code: JAN180692, ISBN: 978-1-5343-0501-4) hits comic book stores Wednesday, March 28th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, February 12th.
THE REALM, VOL. 1 arrives in bookstores Tuesday, April 3rd. It is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, Indigo, and Books-A-Million.
Select praise for THE REALM:
“THE REALM is like Dungeons & Dragons colliding with a really great post-apocalyptic survival story. A fun genre mash-up!” —Jeff Lemire (ROYAL CITY, A.D.: AFTER DEATH)
“An awesome blend of fantasy and dystopia. It's THE WALKING DEAD meets EAST OF WEST with a dash of The Lord of the Rings thrown in.” —Horror Talk
“Action-packed and heading somewhere compelling. And the art by Haun and Filardi is immensely successful in setting the mood: creative, beautiful renderings of an ugly situation and a world that’s seen better days.” —Geek Magazine
“Writer Seth Peck and artist Jeremy Haun imbue fantasy with the survivalist rigor of Cormac McCarthy (The Road) or Stand-era Stephen King, with threads that straddle human need with intoxicating supernaturalism.” —Paste Magazine
“Post-apocalypse meets high fantasy in this surprisingly fun romp of a book from Seth Peck and Jeremy Haun.” —Uproxx
“Perfectly blending elements of both fantasy and a post-apocalyptic terrain, THE REALM is uncharted territory with tasteful splashes of familiarity.” —Monkeys Fighting Robots
“Toss out all your preconceived notions of the divide between fantasy and sci-fi and get ready to drool over this grand world created by Seth M. Peck and illustrated by Jeremy Haun.” —Comic Bastards