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Wasteland
Sci-Fi/Adventure

Nominee, BEST NEW SERIES
Harvey Awards
Nominee, BEST AMERICAN COMIC (B&W)
Eagle Awards

“One of my favourite writers... WASTELAND is the best post-apocalyptic comic being published today.”
Warren Ellis

“Johnston's ability to bring the breadth of the epic novel to the comic form is a real achievement.”
Gutter Geek

“This book kicks seven different kinds of ass.”
Ain't It Cool News

One hundred years after the Big Wet. Somewhere in America...

Michael has spent decades wandering the wasteland, scavenging what he can find and selling it for a price, and it suits him just fine. He doesn't know his own last name, how old he is, or even where he was born. But Michael does know he's different, with unnatural powers at his disposal. And he's never met anyone else like him.

Now, Michael has found a strange machine that speaks in a forgotten language, supposedly giving directions to A-Ree-Yass-I - the mythical place where mankind's downfall began. And in the shanty town of Providence, Michael finds another surprise. Abi, the town sheriff, is different. Just like him.

Together, Michael and Abi set out on a dangerous journey that will take them thousands of miles across the broken earth, searching for answers.

Somewhere in the wasteland, A-Ree-Yass-I is waiting.

For more information and order codes, plus free downloads of WASTELAND art, music and stories, visit thebigwet.com. WASTELAND is published by Oni Press.


Book 01
Cities In Dust

A hundred years after the Big Wet, Earth is broken — a barren and infertile world where the few survivors struggle for survival. When Michael, a scavenger bearing strange gifts, calls at the shanty town of Providence, the effects are devastating.

Now the townsfolk must cross the deadly wasteland to Newbegin, a nearby city where the past meets the new status quo. But Newbegin's cruel dictator is busy oppressing anyone not belonging to his church — which includes the Providence survivors.

Indicia

Artist: Christopher Mitten (BATMAN, QUEEN & COUNTRY: DECLASSIFIED)
Covers: Ben Templesmith (30 DAYS OF NIGHT, FELL, DEAD SPACE)


Book 02
Shades Of God

The second sensational collection in Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten's sci-fi western epic arrives! One hundred years after the world-changing event known as the Big Wet, the world is a much changed place. Refugees, political in-fighting, religious persecution, and vicious attacks from savage tribes all are just part of why Comic Book Savant called Wasteland “100% comic goodness!”

Indicia

Artist: Christopher Mitten
Covers: Ben Templesmith


Book 03
Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

The third electrifying collection of Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten's sci-fi western epic arrives! One hundred years after the world-changing catastrophe known as the Big Wet, the city of Newbegin faces its most dangerous challenge yet — an army of Sand-Eaters bent on destruction!

Jakob joins the Watch to defend the city, and intrigue grips the council, as politics, religion, and high explosives combine to make a book that The Onion AV Club said, “Radiates in about a dozen conceptual and philosophical dimensions at once... in essence and execution, it rivals Hayao Miyazaki's masterful epic Nausicaa”!

Indicia

Artist: Christopher Mitten
Covers: Ben Templesmith


Book 04
Dog Tribe

Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten's sci-fi western epic continues! Michael and Abi have resumed their search for A-Ree-Yass-I, leaving the city's troubles behind them. But before they can cross the wasteland they must face the Dog Tribes — bands of nomads who live and die with hounds by their side.

As two Tribes go to war, Michael and Abi are caught in the middle! But help can come from the most unlikely of places... Find out why Comixtreme said “Wasteland is a book you can't afford to miss!”

Indicia

Artist: Christopher Mitten
Covers: Ben Templesmith


Book 05
Tales Of The Uninvited

The hit sci-fi western epic continues with a very special collection, featuring all the previously uncollected one-shot issues from the series so far into one trade paperback!

With guest art from Ignatz award winner Carla Speed McNeil (FINDER), Eisner award winner Chuck BB (BLACK METAL), Eisner award nominee Joe Infurnari (BORROWED TIME), and a full-colour double-length story from regular series artist Christopher Mitten! See why Thirteen Minutes called WASTELAND, “A really spectacular display of writing and art that defies genre categorization”!

Indicia

Artists: Christopher Mitten, Carla Speed McNeil (FINDER), Joe Infurnari (BORROWED TIME), Chuck BB (BLACK METAL)
Covers: Ben Templesmith


Book 06
The Enemy Within

After the Sand-Eater attack, the city of Newbegin is in turmoil as the Sunner rebellion gathers strength and Marcus seems to lose interest in the council. Follow the next six months through the eyes of Jakob, Skot, Yan, Dexus and Golden Voice, with a chapter dedicated to each point of view in this latest collection of the series that Comics Should Be Good called, “A masterpiece”!

Indicia

Artists: Christopher Mitten and Remington Veteto
Covers: Ben Templesmith


Book 07
Under The God

Michael and Abi continue their journey West, through the wasteland — with the assassin Gerr secretly at their side! After a mysterious midnight visit in the desert, they come across the town of Godsholm — but will the townsfolk aid them in their quest for A-Ree-Yass-I or bring it to a halt?

Indicia

Artist: Justin Greenwood (RESURRECTION)
Covers: Christopher Mitten


Book 08
Lost In The Ozone

Michael and Abi reach a crossroads in their journey across the wasteland — especially when they meet Thomas, a strange man who seems perhaps a little too familiar! As the rift between them grows and their paths drift apart, Abi finds a living legend that becomes a nightmare, while Michael discovers there's more to the wasteland than death and dust...

Indicia

Artist: Russel Roehling
Covers: Christopher Mitten


Book 09
A Thousand Lies

The beginning of the end! Marcus has long dreamed that “everything ends in fire”, but even he didn't expect this! As the city prepares to face his mysterious father, a cabal of his closest advisors plots to assassinate Marcus... but the Lord Founder has a few secrets of his own, and their revelation will bring the city to its knees!

Indicia

Artist: Justin Greenwood
Covers: Christopher Mitten


The Apocalyptic Edition,
Vol. 1

The Harvey-nominated, critically acclaimed ongoing series gets the deluxe hardcover treatment with this new massive collection! Reprinting the first 13 issues of WASTELAND, this impressive tome chronicles the opening adventures of Michael, a mysterious wanderer struggling to find the answers to both his past and his future.

Includes the fan-favorite “Walking the Dust” prose shorts with brand new illustrations, a colour gallery of Ben Templesmith's covers, and an introduction from bestselling novelist Jeff Vandermeer!

Indicia

Artists: Christopher Mitten et al
Covers: Ben Templesmith


The Apocalyptic Edition,
Vol. 2

The critically acclaimed sci-fi epic continues with this huge second deluxe hardcover collection! Michael and Abi have escaped the city of Newbegin, but what chaos remains in their wake? And how will they deal with the savage Dog Tribe desert nomads? Reprinting issues #14-#25 of Wasteland, this second volume also includes the fan-favorite “Walking the Dust” stories, featuring all-new artwork; a colour gallery of Ben Templesmith's amazing covers; and an introduction from Warren Ellis!

Indicia

Artists: Christopher Mitten et al
Covers: Ben Templesmith


The Apocalyptic Edition,
Vol. 3

The critically acclaimed sci-fi epic continues with this third deluxe hardcover collection! Michael and Abi have left the city of Newbegin to the mercy of the Sunners and their rebellion, but they won't find themselves welcome in the next town they stumble into. Reprinting issues #26-#39 of Wasteland, this second volume also includes the fan-favorite “Walking the Dust” stories and features a color art gallery of covers by Ben Templesmith and Christopher Mitten!

Indicia

Artists: Christopher Mitten, Justin Greenwood et al
Covers: Ben Templesmith


The Apocalyptic Edition,
Vol. 4

The award-nominated sci-fi epic continues in this fourth deluxe hardcover! Michael and Abi walk on through the desert, but tensions between them could jeopardize the search for A-Ree-Yass-I entirely... while in Newbegin, the arrival of the Children's father heralds Marcus' downfall. Reprinting issues #40-#52 of WASTELAND, this oversized volume also includes the final “Walking the Dust” stories, plus a special interlude issue and cover gallery by series co-creator Christopher Mitten!

Indicia

Artists: Russel Roehling, Justin Greenwood et al
Covers: Christopher Mitten

Wasteland © Antony Johnston.