War is a spectator sport in Image Comics’ “VS, Vol. 1”

War is a spectator sport in Image Comics’ “VS, Vol. 1”

In the vein of films like Rollerball and The Running Man comes Image Comics’ VS.  The satirical series takes place in a future where war is bankrolled by massive corporations, complete with superstars, fans, and prizes.  This August, Image will release VS, Vol. 1, which collects the first five issues of the series.

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VS, VOL. 1 DELIVERS A CANNY VISION OF THE FUTURE OF WARFARE, ENTERTAINMENT
Collects issues #1-5
PORTLAND, OR, 06/11/2018 — Powerhouse creative team—writer Iván Brandon, artist Esad Ribić, painter Nic Klein, and designer Tom Muller—will release VS, VOL. 1 this August.

In VS, war has become a spectator sport. Privately funded armies of superstar soldiers march into battle for fame, profit, and the glory of their sponsor nations. And when a new generation of soldiers arrives, top gladiator Satta Flynn discovers just how fleeting the limelight can be.

VS combines spectacular action and darkly humorous satire as it explores humanity’s desire for fame—and penchant for self-destruction.

VS, Vol. 1 will hit comic shops on August 8 and other retailers on August 14.

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