Experience the Final Issue of First Arc, LOVE IN THE WASTELAND, in March 2023

BOOM! Studios announced today a first look at ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #5, the final issue in the first story arc, LOVE IN THE WASTELAND, from New York Times bestselling and Eisner and Harvey Award winning writer Jason Aaron (Thor, The Avengers, Southern Bastards), artists Alexandre Tefenkgi (The Good Asian) and Nick Dragotta (Alien), colorists Lee Loughridge (Deadly Class) and Rico Renzi (Plush), and letterer AndWorld Design (Something is Killing the Children) ambitious creator-owned series to date with three unique artistic teams to take on a vision of the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless.

Maceo is determined to prove himself the only way he knows how, and his stubbornness brings Mezzy’s ire. But the Wasteland Rangers prove too dangerous even for Mezzy, and Maceo will have to do more than a symbolic gesture if they want to make it out alive. Will love prevail… at least for a while?

ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #5 features main and variant cover art by highly acclaimed illustrator Mike Del Mundo (Thor), and variant cover art by famed artists Frany (The Neighbors), Mike Allred (Bowie: Stardust, Rayguns and Moonage Daydreams), and Terry and Rachel Dodson (Adventureman).

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 Harrower by Justin Jordan and Brahm Revel; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; and the upcoming 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 #5 will be available for sale on March 29, 2023 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 Kindle. Fans and readers can purchase print copies of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD vol 1 SC, collecting the first five issues, in June 2023.