Check out the variant covers that pay homage to some of the most influential comics of the era.
Shelbyville, KY — June 17, 2022 — This October, CEX is proud to present 1984’s most shocking comic book, revealed at last: SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #1. The heroes have fallen, only one remains: costumed loser Roy Brannon. Can Roy step up and become the champion the world needs? Or will the sinister Doctor Nihilist succeed in his plans of conquest? The fate of the universe is in Roy’s hands.
SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE is an epic love letter to the event comics of the 1980s. Featuring bronze age style art provided by series creator SCOTT REED (Hark, The Overman, Incredible Hulk), SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE channels the charm and allure of the era in a complex story you’ll want to re-read again and again.
“I saw a lot of comics come through comiXology Submit when I oversaw the program”, says John D. Roberts, Co-Founder of comiXology and Digital Director of CEX, “but Saga of a Doomed Universe really stayed with me. When I joined CEX one of my first priorities was to call Scott and bring it to CEX.”
SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE follows in the footsteps of epic comics from the 80s like; Secret Wars, Crisis on Infinite Earths, and Watchmen. It’s a massive opus steeped in comics lore that every comics reader will enjoy. The story grabs you from the beginning and won’t let go until the end.
Scott Reed is a critically acclaimed comic book writer and artist with over 30 years of experience and who has worked with publishers like Malibu Comics, Marvel Comics, Image Comics, Dark Horse Comics as well as many others.
“I started reading comics in the 80s at the exact moment when the medium was undergoing a seismic shift,” says series creator Scott Reed. “Secret Wars, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Squadron Supreme — they were gateway drugs that led me down the path to series like Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns. Saga of a Doomed Universe is my love letter to that era…one that still impacts me today.”
Issue one of SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE will feature 5 variant covers, all created by Reed, that will pay respect to some of the greatest covers of the 80s, including beautiful wrap-around covers that homage the character guides of the time.
“As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to publish it”, says Andy Schmidt, Publisher of CEX Publishing, “Saga of a Doomed Universe perfectly encapsulates the event comics of the 80s in a way that grabbed me right from the beginning, I can’t wait for people to read it for themselves.”
SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE is a three issue miniseries printed in prestige format.
Retailers, inquire about getting your own Retailer Exclusive Variant Cover of the SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #1 ASHCAN EDITION and don’t forget to order your copies of SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #1 by July 18!
SAGA OF A DOOMED UNIVERSE #1 (of 3)
Created by SCOTT REED
Cover A – 79394597449800111
Cover B – 79394597449800121
Cover C – 79394597449800131
Cover D – 79394597449800141
Cover E – 79394597449800151
Cover F – 79394597449800161
On Sale October