Next May, Humanoids will publish FREE COMIC DAY: THE SPECIAL INCAL UNIVERSE
Legendary writer Alejandro Jodorowsky and internationally acclaimed artist Mœbius’ INCAL was a stab through the arc of graphic storytelling, an epic blast of stunning artistry, mind-blowing world-building and ambitious plotting that unfolded. combined to make one of the most influential comics of all time. Now, 42 years after its initial publication – and with a major film adaptation in the works of award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi – Humanoids will release all-new original graphic novels in THE INCAL UNIVERSE, building on the original, seminal graphic novel. Next May, Humanoids will publish FREE COMIC BOOK DAY: THE SPECIAL UNIVERSE OF INCAL, which previews three new titles: PSYCHOVERSE by Mark Russell and Yanick Paquette; DYING STAR by Dan Watters and Jon Davis-Hunt; and KILL WOLFHEAD by Brandon Thomas and Pete Woods.
“Four decades after its publication, the world of INCAL remains a shock to the system and a transcendent work,” said Humanoids CEO Fabrice Giger. “This new INCAL UNIVERSE project, to which Alejandro Jodorowsky has given his blessing, will open the door for a new generation of readers to experience brand new adventures with John Difool, the Metabaron, Kill Wolfhead and the Incal.”
“The world of the Incal, the Matterverse, is full of strange technologies, amazing worlds and extraordinary creations,” said Mark Waid, editor of Humanoids. “The titles of L’UNIVERS INCAL are designed to immerse readers in this universe, just as John Difool once was, in the first pages of L’INCAL.”
INCAL is widely considered one of the great achievements of comics and is the best-selling science fiction graphic novel of all time:
“Legendary…. Whether you’re an avowed fan of this iconic book that would go on to influence science fiction like Blade Runner and Akira, or someone who’s never had the chance to read it before, the 40th anniversary publication of This month’s Humanoids provides the perfect opportunity to experience this masterpiece.”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“It’s one of the best comic book teams.”—Rolling Stone
“Glorious. – Boing Boing
“One of the most important works in the entire medium, transcending panel boundaries to influence film and television creators like George Lucas, Ridley Scott and many others…. It’s Jodorowsky and Moebius, two creators who have never shied away from big ideas, playing with the biggest ideas of their careers.”—SYFY WIRE
“INCAL is bewitching… It crackles with invention: if you like science fiction, you’ll love it. -The Guardian
In THE INCAL, John Difool, an underclass detective in a degenerate, dystopian world, finds his life turned upside down when he discovers an ancient mystical artifact called “the Incal”. Difool’s adventures will bring him into conflict with the galaxy’s greatest warrior, the Metabaron, and pit him against the awesome powers of the Technopope. These encounters and many more make up a story of comic and cosmic proportions in which Difool fights not just for his very survival, but for the survival of the entire universe.
Humanoids will release more details about THE INCAL UNIVERSE graphic novels in the coming months. For more updates, follow Humanoids on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
NEWS WATCH: Humanoids will publish all new graphic novels in THE INCAL UNIVERSE