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“ONCE UPON A TIME is both small and grand, a post-apocalyptic story at the beginning of love.” —Chip Zdarsky, Sex Criminals

“Nobody understands the storytelling power of raw emotion like Jason Aaron does.” —Mark Waid, Irredeemable 

BOOM! Studios revealed today that ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #1, an epic post-apocalyptic series from Eisner and Harvey Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Thor, The Avengers, Southern Bastard), artist Alexandre Tefengki (The Good Asian) with colorist Lee Loughridge and letterer AndWorld Design, has once again sold out at the distributor level! The epic, long form series is a love story at the end of the world, told over three distinct chapters each five issues long, that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless. 

Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic trilogy–each issue overflowing with 30 story pages–spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a ruined world and their own stark differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together… Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart? 

In response to the overwhelming support from retailers and fans, BOOM! Studios has announced  ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #1 THIRD PRINTING, the first issue of BOOK ONE: LOVE IN THE WASTELAND, featuring art by highly acclaimed artist A.L. Kaplan (Stuff of Nightmares, Maw), available in stores March 8, 2023.

“Jason Aaron, along with his artistic collaborators Alexandre Tefengki, Leila del Duca, Nick Dragotta, Rico Renzi, Lee Loughridge, and AndWorld Design, are crafting one of the most ambitious stories we’ve ever had the honor of publishing,” said Filip Sablik, President, Publishing & Sales, BOOM! Studios. “Their story will unfold over the next year and a half, we want to ensure that every reader has an opportunity to experience ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD!”

ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD 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; Eve by Victor LaValle and Jo Mi-Gyeong; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; 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; Specs by David M. Booher and Chris Shehan; 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; and the upcoming Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; and The Seasons Have Teeth by Dan Watters and Sebastián Cabrol. 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.

Print copies of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #1 FIRST and SECOND PRINTINGS may be available exclusively at local comic book shops (use 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 Kindle.