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Read the Prelude to 'No. 1 With A Bullet' Coming This November

The creators of 'Goners' have reunited and it feels so good! Jacob Semahn and Jorge Corona are joining forces once again to deliver a much more timely and adult comic book thriller with 'No. 1 With A Bullet.' Previously available only in the August issue of Image+ Magazine, the 6-page prelude below sets the stage for a terrifying look at our national obsession with technology and how it can take a dark turn.


NO. 1 WITH A BULLET

STORY: JACOB SEMAHN

ART / COVER: JORGE CORONA

Her social media, strong. Her variety show segments, a hit. Nash Huang is at the top of her game. But when the iRis Shutter contact lens hits the market, Nash’s life is personally invaded. The latest leap forward in “technological progress,” these contacts not only play video or augment reality… but also record with the blink of an eye. Fighting to keep her life together after a leaked sex tape goes viral, a clingy superfan is the last thing on Nash’s mind… but that’s exactly when the bodies pile up and the terror begins.

“The more I looked around at our world—the post-facts, the online victimization, the shouting past each other into the digital void—the more I wondered if technology has helped us more than hurt us,” said Semahn. “Without a second thought we give up privacy every day in order to appease our social media overlords, but at what cost? With patents filed for recordable contact lenses in order to ‘make sure you don’t miss a single moment of your life,’ where do we draw the line? No. 1 explores both innovation and invasion. A stalker story at heart, with a Black Mirror feel, No. 1 With A Bullet paints an all too real future right around the corner.” Corona added: “Social networks and the way the lines between private and public aspects of our lives have blurred with the advances of technology is something that fascinates me. It has connected the world in ways never before imagined, but it has also exposed a very dark side of us all that, in some cases, magnifies the proximity of how close we can feel to being vulnerable online. These are not new problems, these are issues society has been dealing with for years. Now, we’re just trying to understand how to deal with them in a completely different context. Exploring the human root in a world that has become so artificial was what drove me into making this project a priority.” 


Corona added: “Social networks and the way the lines between private and public aspects of our lives have blurred with the advances of technology is something that fascinates me. It has connected the world in ways never before imagined, but it has also exposed a very dark side of us all that, in some cases, magnifies the proximity of how close we can feel to being vulnerable online. These are not new problems, these are issues society has been dealing with for years. Now, we’re just trying to understand how to deal with them in a completely different context. Exploring the human root in a world that has become so artificial was what drove me into making this project a priority.”

Read the prelude here as it won't be available in issue one. 

Final Order Cut-Off is October 9th

NO. 1 WITH A BULLET #1 will hit stores on Wednesday, November 1st.  


“Unsettling and all too real, No. 1 With a Bullet takes the comforts of everyday and turns them into sharp knives and heavy stones.” ~ Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Heartthrob)


“No. 1 With a Bullet takes our fears about cyber security and throws them back in our terrified faces.” ~ Erica Schultz (Charmed, Swords of Sorrow)


“A cross-genre of Elmore Leonard crime and David Lynch unease, No. 1 With a Bullet is a strange and vibrant slice of modern day horror.” ~ Steve Orlando (Midnighter, Justice League of America)


"Not just good, but important. A haunting shot across the bow of the worst the Internet has to offer. A stunning and electric debut.” ~ Donny Cates (God Country, Redneck)


“A masterful blend of message and sensation, No. 1 With a Bullet reveals the other side of our bare-all culture and dangerous double standards.” ~ Vita Ayala (Our Work Fills The Pews, Rebirth Wonder Woman Annual)




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