Title: Evolution #1
Words: James Asmus, Joseph Keatinge, Christopher Sebela, Joshua Williamson
Art: Joe Infurnari
Colors: Jordan Boyd
Letters: Pat Brosseau
Publication Date: November 15, 2017
Publisher’s Summary: “Human evolution has taken millions of years to get to this stage. But next week, we become something new. Around the world, humanity is undergoing rapid and unpredictable changes, and only three individuals seem to notice that their world is being reborn. But what can they do about it? Skybound unites writers JAMES ASMUS, JOSEPH KEATINGE, CHRISTOPHER SEBELA & JOSHUA WILLIAMSON and artists JOE INFURNARI & JORDAN BOYD to create a new global phenomenon in this oversized debut issue.”
A doctor in a Philadelphia clinic examines a boy who has been mysteriously cured of his asthma. A nun in Rome encounters a monstrously deformed man with a gun who calls out the word “praegressus.” Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a creepy old mansion houses some genuine horrors.
While story by committee usually ends up being a disaster, this writing team has put together a story with genuine thrills and a hint at a complex story to come.
The gruesome is subdued and the humanity is exemplified giving rise to questions as to the nature of what is really monstrous. Well done and very subtle.
Mystery and body horror abound in an Evolution that may mean the end of the world as we know it.