When you get right down to it, the only thing I really needed to hear about Afar is that it's the new project from Leila del Duca, artist of Shuttermoving into the role of writer alongside artist Kit Seaton. What I've seen of Seaton's art is stunning, and I've enjoyed del Duca's work in the past, so much so that this could literally be an illustrated phone book and I'd be clearing my schedule to give it a read.

Digging into today's announcement from Image, though, it's nice to see that the direction they've decided to take is far more intriguing. Set for release in early April, Afar is shaping up to be a story that weaves together astral projection, mysticism, strange alien creatures, and personal stakes playing out on a cosmic scale.

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Here's everything you need to know, courtesy of Image Comics:



-Written by Leila del Duca
-Illustrated by Kit Seaton
-Edited by Taneka Stotts
-In comic shops on 3/29
-In book stores on 4/4
-Original graphic novel
-Full color, trade paperback, 168 pages

-Synopsis: In a fantastical post-industrial desert, fifteen-year-old Boetema suddenly discovers she has the ability to astrally project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man gravely hurt on a planet light-years away, she has to find a way to project back to save him. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in her younger brother Inotu—despite his naivety and his uncanny proclivity for attracting trouble—as she navigates her newfound abilities.