Thursday, October 08, 2015

What is worthy of being human?

Writer Emma Ríos (PRETTY DEADLY, ISLAND) and artist Hwei Lim (LALAGE, HERO) will launch a new story arc in the boldly beautiful sci-fi/fantasy collaborative miniseries 8HOUSE this December.
So far in the 8HOUSE series readers have experienced outcast blood knights, astrally-projected soldiers, and disbodied assassins.
MIRROR is a four-part sci-fi/fantasy story arc connected to the 8HOUSE universe and focused on the House of Healers, a noble magical guild based on flesh and body magic. Each issue contains 28 pages of comic narrative: a main story and short epilogues that bring more light to the intrigue, as well as concept art, designs, timeline keys, and glossaries. Ríos and Lim build this tale together, occasionally swapping roles.
8HOUSE #6: MIRROR: PART 1 (of 4) explores the concept of humanity—specifically, how one attains such a distinction. The MIRROR story arc follows a terrorist talking dog, an idealist mage, and a heroic lab rat on their quest for acceptance.
“Each 8House story is unique, and beautiful,” said Ríos. “Mirror speaks about sacrifice and freedom of choice, in a world full of strange creatures more humans than us.”
Added Lim: “If I had to, I'd describe Mirror as the 8House story with the talking animals, the one about playing God; the one that admits humans aren't all-powerful, even with the power of technology or magic or whatever we want to call it…”
8HOUSE #6: MIRROR: PART 1 (of 4) (Diamond code: SEP150518) hits stores Wednesday, December 2nd. Final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, November 9th.


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