Testing Her Will
Image Comics has announced that the first volume of Sloane Leong’s (From Under Mountains, A Map to the Sun) critically acclaimed fan-favourite series Prism Stalker is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with overwhelming consumer demand…
This new printing features an all-new original cover by series writer/artist/creator Sloane Leong, a brand-new logo designed by Darius Ou, and an all-new afterword by Mandy co-screenwriter Aaron Stewart-Ahn.
Since its launch, Prism Stalker has garnered praise, accolades, and honors galore, earning top spots on year-end best-of lists from the New York Public Library, Paste Magazine, The Onion’s AV Club and more—also snagging an honourable mention from Entertainment Weekly and being named “The Sci-fi Comic of the Spring” by The Hollywood Reporter.
In Prism Stalker, a newly discovered planet teems with strange psychic life and puzzling telekinetic ecology. Vep, a refugee raised as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony far away from her devastated home planet, is selected by a private military firm to assist in settling the new planet. What awaits her there will test the limits of her will as she grapples with the strange power the planet exerts over her…
Prism Stalker, Vol. 1 trade paperback is available for purchase across all digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Comixology’s website (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
The new printing of Prism Stalker, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0828-2, Diamond code: NOV188448) will be available on Wednesday, 27 February.
Select praise for PRISM STALKER:
“Weird, beautiful, and bursting with ideas, Prism Stalker is modern science fiction with much to say and an incredibly exciting way of saying it.”
—Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + the Divine)
“Craft[s] a stunning world out of color and word, ruminating on an alien tragedy but also on colonialism, heritage, and home.” —io9
“Prism Stalker is such a vibrant and brilliant journey through life and loss. Sloane’s handle on fantastic imagery and nuanced emotion explodes off the page.”
—Leslie Hung (Snotgirl)
“Like Sailor Moon on acid.” —Vice
“Leong is a favorite of mine. Her work is dynamic, bizarre, and beautiful.”
—Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet)
“[Prism Stalker] is the impressive creation of writer/artist/colorist Leong, who bleeds out an ambitious story onto the page in lurid hues and near-tactile textures.”
—B&N’s Sci-fi/Fantasy blog
“Sloane’s eye for sci-fi/fantasy is unlike anything else out there; Prism Stalker is a unique, gripping, and vivid must-read that breaks the comics mold in a much-needed way.” —Iasmin Omar Ata (Mis(h)adra)
“It’s not always easy to pull readers into a totally new concept. You have to familiarize them with a cast of characters and a kernel of a plot, while also acclimating them to an entirely new environment. It’s a hard balance to strike, but Prism Stalker strikes it. Hard.” —Comics Verse
“Sloane Leong speaks with one of the most exciting and fresh new voices in comics. Prism Stalker is a bold declaration.” —Matt Fraction (Sex Criminals)
“If you’re into stunning visuals of the alien kind and a new kind of sci-fi comic, Prism Stalker is definitely for you.” —Geek.com
“The beauty of the artwork in Prism Stalker will draw you in, as will the haunting strangeness of life and experiences surrounding Vep and her people. But it’ll also hit you emotively by suggesting the ways in which cultures prey upon each other and use propaganda to accomplish their ends. That will not only make you root for Vep, but for the survival of her race, not just in body, but in soul.” —Comicon.com
“Prism Stalker has exactly the type of storytelling that should be applauded in independent comics.” —All-Comic
“Complex, challenging and alien, Prism Stalker is a comic that reads unlike almost anything else out there, but feels so in tune with what’s happening in the world that it’s almost unsettling.” —The Hollywood Reporter
“Prism Stalker unfolds slowly and carefully like a delicate piece of paper, but here, the paper is not of any ordinary design; instead, this work by writer and artist Sloane Leong is a remarkable piece of origami where every facet is a different shade, every fold some intrepid experiment in color.” —The Oregonian
“Prism Stalker is a comic overflowing with imagination, balanced with a high level of craft and storytelling expertise that makes every choice confident and specific.”
—The Onion’s AV Club
“Prism Stalker is a unique and weird must-read.” —The Daily Dot
“A colourful, radical collision of Frank Herbert, Sailor Moon, and the sort of European sci-fi books that inform the work of Decadence and the rebooted Prophet.”
“Prism Stalker is science fiction for philosophers. A cautionary tale about what we could become, based on what happened in our past. It is a beautiful, turbulent vision, a rare thing captured and pinned, penned, to the page.” —Doom Rocket