Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara Continue Hum’s Story in CODA
The Eisner-Nominated High-Fantasy Series, Coda, Returns!
CODA returns from GLAAD Media Award-winning writer Simon Spurrier (Damn Them All) and Entertainment Weekly’s 2019 Artist of the Year Matías Bergara (Step By Bloody Step) in September 2023.
In this brand new adventure in the apocalyptic fantasy world of Coda, the despondent bard Hum finds a slice of tranquility with his wife, the Urken named Serka, in an ever-darkening, magic-less apocalypse – or so it seems. Prophecies of paradise and the return of magic? Hum is skeptical, while Serka faces difficult moral decisions on the road, with winter quickly approaching…
Si Spurrier lives just outside London and makes things up for a living. He’s the co-creator of comics like Coda, Step By Bloody Step, Damn Them All, Cry Havoc and The Spire, and has written countless iconic characters in titles like X-Men, The Flash, Batman, Dark Crystal, Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer, Labyrinth, Suicide Squad and many more. He only has nine fingers and his star-sign is gin.
“It’s Coda. It’s Matias. It’s about what happens after the magic dies. It’s about muddling through and giant crabs and accursed moons and love and religion and kamikaze messenger-fairies and foul-mouthed unicorns and trying really really really hard not to go on quests,” said writer Simon Spurrier. “It’s the funnest and most poisonous and best thing to write, ever, and I think it might be our best work yet.”
Matías Bergara is an Uruguayan artist living and working in the city of Montevideo. Dedicated fully to comic books since 2013, he’s authored books, covers and illustrations for BOOM! Studios, Image Comics, DC, Marvel Comics and more. Nominated for Eisner (USA) and the Angouleme Festival (France) awards for his work as an artist.
“Coda has been my absolute favourite book I have ever worked on. I prefer to call it a place, a dimension – one in which a part of me lives day by day in a state of curiosity and discovery,” said artist Matías Bergara. “My greatest joy is seeing people reading and entering into this dimension with us.”
CODA #1 has a main cover by Matías Bergara, with variants by Toni Infante (We Only Find Them When They’re Dead), and Nick Dragotta (East of West).
“It’s an absolute pleasure & privilege to welcome back one of BOOM!’s seminal titles,” said Executive Editor Eric Harburn. “In 2018, Si and Matías built a post-modern fantasy masterpiece that was years ahead of its time; in 2023, they’re back to do it again with a new chapter in the lives of Hum, Serka, and the Nag.”
CODA 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; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Wynd by James Tynion IV and Michael Dialynas; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; Behold, Behemoth by Tate Brombal and Nick Robles; Once Upon a Time at the End of the World by Jason Aaron, Alexandre Tefenkgi, Leila del Duca, and Nick Dragotta; Know Your Station by Sarah Gailey and Liana Kangas; A Vicious Circle by Mattson Tomlin and Lee Bermejo; Mosely by Rob Guillory and Sam Lotfi; Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; and the upcoming Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; Magic from Jed McKay, Rich Douek, and Ig Guara; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.
CODA #1 will be available in comic shops September 27, 2023. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.
Be sure to catch up on the series and pick up the Coda Deluxe Edition Hardcover, available wherever books are sold.