The Post-Apocalyptic Series
A hundred years after the Big Wet, Earth has been left a broken, infertile world of rock and sand. The town of Providens is like many others on the post-Big Wet planet — small, mostly illiterate and struggling for survival. But while most communities are like Providens, not all the cities that survived the Big Wet are. Some are like Newbegin, burgeoning metropolises that combine pieces of past societies with the new status quo. When Providens welcomes a stranger named Michael into its midst, will the quiet man lead them to the better world of Newbegin or shatter what little order still exists?
Why Read It?
Wasteland takes place 100 years after a nuclear bomb destroyed most of the world. Civilization has descended into forms of tribalism, and new mythologies, cultures, and religions, spawn in the aftermath. It's this heavy focus on the anthropology of the survivors that makes Wasteland stand out from the pack of what is otherwise a rather crowded genre of post-apocalyptic fiction. Some titles, like Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead and Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth feature the aftermath of different kinds of apocalypses, but Wasteland is set in the background of a more "traditional" nuclear holocaust that was was especially prevalent in literature from the 1950s to the 1990s. Check out the full series by clicking the cover images below and placing your requests.