Arca (Paperback)

Arca By Van Jensen, Jesse Lonergan (Illustrator), Patricio Delpeche (Colorist) Cover Image

Arca (Paperback)

By Van Jensen, Jesse Lonergan (Illustrator), Patricio Delpeche (Colorist)


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The planet is dying, the rich are escaping, and absolutely nothing is what it seems in this thrilling new dystopian graphic novel.

The world burned. But the rich and powerful...they had a plan.
When society fell apart, a select group of billionaires had an escape hatch: a rocket aimed at the nearest habitable planet, a ship equipped with many of the luxuries of life on Earth—why survive if you can’t survive in style? Their every need is tended to by teenagers who are willing to act as slaves in return for the promise of a new life. This is a good story. But, like so many stories, it is not true.

Inside a great, sealed survival chamber, one slave—a teenage girl named Persephone—discovers that the promised future of comfort is a myth. And with that knowledge, she must fight for her survival against the billionaires, who would gladly kill her to protect the hidden truth.
Van Jensen has written titles including James Bond, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps and Superman: Man of Tomorrow. His creator-owned works include Two Dead (Booklist Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2020), Cryptocracy (Dark Horse) and Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer (IDW/ Top Shelf)

Jesse Lonergan is an acclaimed writer and artist whose comics have been recognized for their innovative use of design. In 2020, he released Hedra and Planet Paradise from Image Comics as well as the ongoing series Prime that he publishes exclusively to Patreon. He has also created comics for NBM, Heavy Metal and Humanoids.
Product Details ISBN: 9781684059980
ISBN-10: 1684059984
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 176
Language: English
“Excellent pacing, authentic dialogue and terrific art.” —George Gene Gustines, The New York Times

“A sharp, socially canny sci-fi thriller…. Fans of smart dystopian storytelling will want to get on board.” —Publishers Weekly

"Author Jensen balances an exploration of truth and systemic power with propulsive action and suspense, while illustrator Lonergan’s page design and visual storytelling result in an uncanny sense of scale, movement, and pacing." —Library Journal

“A fun page-turner that skillfully explores social inequality.” Kirkus Reviews

“A clever dystopian graphic novel following the rhythms of a bookish lone wolf." —Comics Grinder