Oni Press Announces The Man from Maybe #1

Timed to Comic Con International in San Diego, Oni Press is proud to announce THE MAN FROM MAYBE #1 (of 3) – a 48-page, high potency dose of eye-searing, shoot-’em-up action on the high plains of our ruined planet from rising star Jordan Thomas (WEIRD WORK, XINO) and the infamous artistic savant known as Shaky Kane (WEIRD WORK, BULLETPROOF COFFIN)!

The Man from Maybe

Double-sized and double-barreled at 48 gratuitously gargantuan pages, give yourself over to an upside-down world where the mutants die hard and the dinosaurs can’t be trusted in THE MAN FROM MAYBE #1 (of 3) – featuring a downright demolishing line-up of covers, led by “Swaggerin’” Shaky Kane himself alongside “Dazzlin’” David Rubín (BLACK HAMMER, COSMIC DETECTIVE) and “Nice” Nick Cagnetti (PINK LEMONADE)!

“In this jaded and self-serious era, it’s so rare to find comics that positively pulsate with the joy of what comics do best,” said Oni Press President & Publisher Hunter Gorinson. “Working from a script of non-stop swerves by Jordan Thomas – a legitimate mega-talent in the making – it’s no surprise that ONLY the legendary Shaky Kane could do THE MAN FROM MAYBE justice. Imagine Jack Kirby tackling an unauthorized adaptation of a long-lost science fiction novel written by Hunter S. Thompson on a dare, and you might begin to approximate this hyper-stylized, white-hot freefall through one of the ‘best worst’ futures ever committed to print.”

In the dry and dead future that’s coming soon, all life belongs to Oppenheimer-obsessed billionaire Harvard Denny and his corporate scavengers from Smile, Inc., who pillage the wastelands in search of atomic contraband.

But when a hyper-advanced vessel of possibly alien origin crashlands on the outer edge of Denny’s empire of neon-lit ruins, will it bring promise or poison to a distorted world? As the race to acquire the ship’s cargo begins, our fate will be decided by a masked bandit and the cold iron of his laser rifle. He knows no name, no home, no surrender—only the whispered hush of those in need who dare call him . . . THE MAN FROM MAYBE!

“The whole idea for the series was formed knowing I was writing for Shaky,” said Jordan Thomas. “He gave me a couple of brain-expanding images he wanted to draw and from there I began building out a strange and wild world for these characters to tear apart. The whole team at Oni have been great in helping us create this bright blend of adventure, thrills and shocks. It’s absolutely the most flat out fun comic I’ve ever been a part of and I’m very proud of what we’ve put on the page.”

“Saddle-up the Atomic Hoss, turn Grandma’s TV up to full retina burn, and head out across the wasteland,” said Shaky Kane. “There’s no maybe about it, you’ll YEE-HAW! for sure when you pick this one up. Some of the treats Jordan served up surprised even me, and I drew the dang thing!”

You can check out the trailer for the series below:

Source: Press Release