Writers Scott Snyder (Batman) and Charles Soule (Daredevil) will team up with artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (Hellblazer) for a new ongoing series from Image Comics releasing this winter: Undiscovered Country.
The news was announced at Comic-Con International in San Diego 2019 during the Diamond Comic Distributors Retailer Luncheon. Daniele Orlandini (Darth Vader) will ink Undiscovered Country, with Matt Wilson (The Wicked + The Divine) coloring the sci-fi book. According to the plot summary for the issue:
In Undiscovered Country, readers will journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country.
“As soon as Charles and I came up with this idea I knew it was special—one of those ideas that turns into big, wild, world-building story. And this series is just that: a twist-filled trek across a landscape that's alien, mysterious, and full of adventure,” Snyder said in a press release for the book. “It's like Land of the Lost meets Lewis and Clark, with a team of characters we've already come to love as family. Speaking of teams, I'm honored and thrilled to be working with this group of creative folks. Cammo not only brings the world of Undiscovered Country to life but elevates every element—whether we're talking the giant terrestrial fish monsters of the coast or lurking techno-zombies of the northwest...Bottom line, Undiscovered Country is a blast to work on and we're convinced it'll be a blast to read. Can't wait for you guys to see it in full!"
Soule also commented, saying, “I can’t believe this is my job. Working with Scott, Cammo and the rest of the team—all stars every one—is a dream on a creative level. We’ve got ourselves a hell of a high concept here, and fleshing it out together—filling our sealed-off US with beautiful, insane adventures—has been one of the great thrills of my career. It’s been wonderful to make Undiscovered Country with my friends, and I think it’ll be just as fun to read.”
Camuncoli said: "When two of your favorite writers, whom you've previously and brilliantly already worked with, ask you to team up for a new book, you get what I call a 'no brainer'. It took me a second to say yes, I didn't even really need to know what the story was about because I already knew it couldn't have been less than stellar. And of course it is stellar, and then some."
You can see Camuncoli's cover, which isn't final, for the first issue below.
Undiscovered Country #1 goes on sale this November.