EXCLUSIVE: BOOM!'s Low Road West Takes the Fight to an Irradiated Oklahoma

In BOOM! Studios' new series Low Road West, five refugees must travel westward in an effort to escape a war-torn East Coast. The five-issue miniseries, created by writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson and artist Flaviano, will follow a group of teenagers as they fight their way to the sanctuary of San Francisco.

According to the official series description,

When the young refugees are stranded in an irradiated Oklahoma wasteland, they take shelter in a ghost town that is much more than it seems. The strange, unnatural threats they face there will make them question what they think they know about death, about reality, and especially about family as they learn to rely on each other to survive.

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“Thematically, Low Road West grew out of my earlier BOOM! Studios series, Last Sons of America and Warlords of Appalachia,” Phillip Kennedy Johnson explained. “Fans of those stories will see familiar elements in Low Road West, but the cast is bigger, the stakes are higher, and when the story veers into sci-fi and the supernatural, it veers hard. Half of the story takes place in an American ghost town which is itself a mystery the characters have to solve, and as for the other half… you'll have to read it to find out, but Flaviano and I are incredibly stoked for readers to see where Low Road West leads.”

“The world of Low Road West is dynamic and stimulating, as nothing is what it seems and you never know what's about to happen next,” Flaviano added. “Each script from Phillip is so exciting, giving me a chance to go deeper into each characters and see how they clash with each other, along with the world around them.”

“Surviving your teenage years is hard enough without a post-apocalyptic crisis to make things really difficult,” BOOM! Studios Senior Editor Eric Harburn said. “In Low Road West, Phillip, Flaviano, Miquel, and Jim deftly capture the whirlwind experience of becoming yourself amidst a chaotic world that feels frighteningly close to the one we live in today.”

Phillip Kennedy Johnson and Flaviano's Low Road West #1 goes on sale in September. The series will release with a main cover by Flaviano and a variant by David Lafuente.

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