We Only Find Them When They’re Dead, the sci-fi space epic from Al Ewing, Simone Di Meo, Mariasara Miotti, and AndWorld Designs returns for its second story arc in May. Now publisher BOOM! Studios has revealed some details about the series’s return and what’s in store for readers, including a fifty-year time jump.
The ending of January’s We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #5 saw Jason & Ella Hauer take off in the Vihaan II, leaving Captain Georges Malik to a fate that is revealed in the final pages of the issue (and that’s too good and too exciting to spoil). The return of the series will follow an older Jason, and introduce a new religious aspect to the universe in which gods exist and their dead bodies are harvested for resources.
We Only Find Them When They’re Dead has been a captivating series from the jump, and an unqualified success for BOOM! as every issue of the series has gone to multiple printings. A collected edition of the series’s first five issues will also arrive in May, ahead of the beginning of the next story arc, so there’ll be time for new readers to get caught up.
Check out the covers for We Only Find Them When They’re Dead #6 by Di Meo, Toni Infante, and Bengal, as well as more details about the upcoming storyline, below. The issue is scheduled to arrive in comic shops and digitally on Wednesday, May 19th.
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 11, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today announced WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #6, the launch of a brand new story arc in the acclaimed sci-fi comic book series from writer Al Ewing (Immortal Hulk), artist Simone Di Meo (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) with color assistance by Mariasara Miotti, and letters by AndWorld Design, about one crew’s epic search for the truth about gods in space . . . and the dire reality-shattering consequences of their quest, available in stores May 2021.
Fifty years have passed since Captain Malik and the crew of the Vihaan II embarked on their fateful mission – and the universe has changed in ways no one ever expected. Jason Hauer, one of the fated Vihaan II crew, is now 71 years old and living a life on the razor’s edge between the Harvesters and the Worshippers.
As these rival religious factions clash throughout the galaxy, Jason finds himself thrown into the center of the chaos and forced to confront his tortured past. And the only people who can help Jason have their own secret agenda – one that may bring him face to face with Captain Malik in ways beyond comprehension…
WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #6 features main cover art by series artist Simone Di Meo and variant cover art by fan favorite artists Bengal (Death or Glory), Mike Del Mundo (Vision), and Toni Infante (Mega Man: Fully Charged).
WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; and the upcoming Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Firefly from Greg Pak, Lalit Kumar Sharma & Daniel Bayliss; the Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers series from Ryan Parrott, Marco Renna, and Francesco Mortarino; and the upcoming Magic series from Jed MacKay and Ig Guara.
Print copies of WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD #6 will be available for sale on May 19, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
Readers can also find WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD Vol 1 Discover Now Edition exclusively at local comic book shops on March 17, 2021, and WE ONLY FIND THEM WHEN THEY’RE DEAD Vol 1 in bookstores everywhere in May 2021.