Going Green is a brand-new, upcoming comic book about reincarnation through the power of the earth itself.
What would you do if you could bring a loved one back to life? What consequences might that choice bring with it? These big questions are at the core of Going Green, an upcoming graphic novel now available to support on the comic-book crowdfunding website, Zoop. Artist Vincenzo Federici is working alongside co-writers Scott Duvall and Sean Reliford to bring this intriguing new tale to life.
Joining these creative talents are Michele Monte on colors, with letters by Taylor Esposito and cover art from Sara Richard. Scott Duvall and Sean Reliford have a long history of writing together, but this is their first time collaborating in the comic book medium. In fact, this is the comic book debut of Sean Reliford, who also works as a novelist and indie filmmaker.
GOING GREEN COMBINES FAMILY & ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE FICTION
Going Green tells the riveting story of Cliff and Molly, two siblings trying to process the death of their father. When he tragically passed, they were presented with an opportunity to see him again. Through a new process called “going green”, the siblings were able to literally compost their father. His body was returned to the soil, only to return to his children as a bizarre plant-human hybrid. Officially described as “…the family drama of Locke & Key meets the biological horror of Annihilation”, this 100-page graphic novel promises to be a gripping saga like no other.
GOING GREEN OFFICIAL TRAILER
The official trailer for Going Green gives a deeper look into the upcoming tale, complete with foreboding music and artwork that is to die for (pun very much intended). The final shot of the trailer briefly showcases a humanoid plant creature who would make Swamp Thing and The Floronic Man tremble in their boots…or stumps. Whatever they walk on. One might assume that this frightening creation is the reincarnated father of Cliff and Molly, but the official synopsis suggests another possibility.
“…A dangerous, kaiju-like hive mind comprised of the reanimated remains of the town’s deceased, is beginning to uproot as an internal battle wages within its ecosystem of conflicting personalities”.
Without anything to scale the creature against in that trailer shot, it is impossible to tell its size. Is it the size of a human being, or is it more like a Kaiju? We’ll have to wait until the book releases to know for certain, but boy is it fun to speculate on the nature of the beast. Cliff and Molly aren’t the only people bringing back their loved ones throughout Going Green, and there is apparently more to the process than meets the eye.
GOING GREEN FEATURES AN ANTAGONISTIC FORCE OF NATURE
What does a hive-mind of the living dead want? What does it need, and who might it hurt while trying to achieve those goals? Support Going Green on the official Zoop campaign, which runs from November 7 for 30 days, to find out for yourself. The first 48 hours of the campaign will feature some early-bird special deals that you won’t want to miss. Add-ons to the book are available as well, such as signed art prints, stickers, a chance to cameo in the book, and more!
Additionally, Going Green marks the reunion of Vincenzo Federicci and Scott Duvall, who previously teamed up to bring Bubba Ho-Tep/Army Of Darkness to life. If you like what you see in Going Green, and you have a love for Bruce Campbell, definitely pick up Bubba Ho-Tep/Army Of Darkness. That book unites two different universes lead by the iconic thespian.
Cover artist Sara Richard lives in the unofficial horror capital of the United States – Salem, Massachusetts. She has been nominated for the Eisner Award and the Ringo Award, and she has an impressive resume. Richard has created comic book covers for many publishers, including but not limited to Dynamite, Marvel, Oni Press, and IDW.
Taylor Esposito is a powerhouse in the world of comic book lettering. He has worked on books such as Vampirella & Red Sonja Meet Betty & Veronica, Elvira, and DC’s famous series, Red Hood & The Outlaws. If that wasn’t enough, Esposito also teaches his craft at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. Colorist Michele Monte is another Army Of Darkness comic book alumni, and they have also worked on Disney’s Ducktales franchise.
The creative team is stacked with incredible talent, and the premise is unlike anything else on the market right now. Going Green is a graphic novel that you need to see to believe, filled with heart, horror, and adventure.
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