NEVER NEVER: ISSUE 1
Never Never, as described by creator McCann, is an amalgamation of Peter Pan,
The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies. In other words, a survival horror
fantasy inspired by classics but intended for a new age.
“I have a passion for the survival horror genre, from Romero’s groundbreaking
films to Fulci’s gorier efforts. This project allows us to blend genres and give old
concepts a terrifying new interpretation. We aim to channel real fear and palpable
discomfort into the reader,” says author McCann.
He adds, “The key is the characters. If we’ve done this right, you’ll be rooting for
the hero, but also understand and even sympathize with the villain.”
Heavy Metal and VIRUS CEO Matthew Medney sees Never Never as exactly the
kind of story he wanted to share with the world when creating the imprint. “Marc
and his stellar creative team - Phil Buckenham, Agnese Pozza, David Withers
and Peter Duncan – have manifested something dark, mysterious and
compelling, and ultimately very Heavy Metal. To have this title among the first
wave of VIRUS releases is such a pleasure.”
The official Never Never synopsis:
Winter is seduced by the boy-sprite, Petros - off to the Never, Never. A place where children never grow up and adults are the enemy.
What would such a place look like? Where resources are scarce. Time passes, but age is obsolete. War with adults, starved and insane from constant battle, is the norm. What would age-less boys free of civility and role-models be willing to do to survive. To live Forever.
A young girl will face her greatest test; an island full of immortal cannibals with a dark secret that sustains its existence, in the most unnatural and awful of ways.
Writer: Marc McCann
Artist: Phil Buckenham Color: Agnese Pozza Letters: David Withers Editor: Peter Duncan Volume Number: 1
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror
About Mark McCann:
Mark McCann is a Belfast based writer for 2000AD and Heavy Metal.