In the UNCANNY VALLEY, Cartoons Get Real
Whimsical Mayhem from Tony Fleecs and Dave Wachter in Spring 2024
Fan-favorite writer Tony Fleecs (Stray Dogs) and acclaimed illustrator Dave Wachter (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) team up for a wild ride of cartoon mayhem, family drama, and deadly secrets in UNCANNY VALLEY at BOOM! Studios, coming Spring 2024!
Oliver is a seemingly typical 12 year old boy… except for a mysterious family history that seems to start and end with his mother. Oh, and his unexplainable powers, that is.
He can do things other boys can’t, to the point of landing himself in some trouble. Baffled by the surreal, cartoonish nature of his abilities, and followed by a murder of peculiar crows, Oliver begins to pull the thread on the secrets his family has kept from him for so long…
UNCANNY VALLEY #1 features covers by Dave Wachter and Tony Fleecs, along with Brett Bean (I Hate Fairyland) and Dan Mora (Klaus).
“Uncanny Valley is a book that I’ve wanted to make for years. I’m so excited to be making it with the impossibly talented Dave Wachter and with BOOM! Studios,” said writer Tony Fleecs. “It’s a big huge story set in two giant worlds with all sorts of magic and mystery and robots and skeletons but it’s centered on this little tiny family. Those are my favorite kinds of stories.”
“It’s awesome how things work out sometimes. Tony Fleecs is one of my favorite people and favorite writers, too,” said artist Dave Wachter. “When he told me about this idea for a story years ago, I thought ‘That’s a great idea!’ Now we get to make it, along with BOOM! Studios, who puts out some of the best looking books anywhere. With Uncanny Valley, I’m stretching into new territory and having a blast at the same time.”
“Who Framed Roger Rabbit by way of Something Epic is a good starting point to describing this insane story Tony and Dave have built,” said series editor Jon Moisan. “It’s full of heart, hilarity, and cartoon violence. What’s not to love?”
UNCANNY VALLEY #1 will be available in comic shops April 10, 2024. It is available for pre-order at your local comic shop. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play.
About Tony Fleecs:
Tony Fleecs is a prolific and critically acclaimed comic book creator and TV writer. His work has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the United States and has been translated and reprinted all over the world. Tony’s creator owned books include STRAY DOGS (2021,) FERAL (2024,) LOCAL MAN (2023) and TIME SHOPPER (2022.) Tony has worked for every major U.S. comics publisher. You’ve seen his art on some of your favorite comic book titles like Star Wars, Rick & Morty, Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, TMNT, Transformers and just a literal TON of My Little Pony. He was also a writer on the wildly popular Netflix show My Little Pony: Make Your Mark.
About Dave Wachter:
Dave Wachter has been drawing comic books professionally for 20 years. He’s drawn a ton of Godzilla, and even more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for IDW. His creator owned books include the critically acclaimed The Guns of Shadow Valley and Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem, both for Dark Horse Comics. Most recently, he’s been drawing the insides and outsides of all sorts of books for Marvel Comics, including The Punisher, Planet of the Apes, X-Men Legends, Ms Marvel and Venom, Star Wars, Ghost Rider, Aliens, and Iron Fist. Dave lives with his family in Pittsburgh, and loves it.
UNCANNY VALLEY 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; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A.L. Kaplan; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard; 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; The Neighbors by Jude Ellison S. Doyle and Letizia Cadonici; Ghostlore by Cullen Bunn and Leomacs; Sirens of the City by Joanne Starer and Khary Randolph; Coda by Simon Spurrier and Matías Bergara; Rare Flavours by Ram V and Filipe Andrade, and Underheist by David and Maria Lapham. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Harkonnen from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Michael Shelfer; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers by Melissa Flores and Simona Di Gianfelice; and The Expanse: Dragon Tooth by Andy Diggle and Rubine.