Kirkman Monday afternoon talked with Monkeys Fighting Robots about monster design, writing style, the elements needed to make great Sci-fi, and his co-creator on the series, artist Lorenzo De Felici.
MFR: Oblivion Song is being labeled science fiction. In your opinion what are the most important elements that make up great science fiction?
Kirkman: Well, I think the hallmark of great science fiction is that science fiction doesn’t alienate and actually kind of accentuates the human story. The best science fiction stuff that is completely out there, and very unreal, and very fantastical, and yet completely relatable. And so that’s something that we’re trying to do here. This situation is more than likely never to happen in real life we are never going to see a large chunk of a major city sent to another dimension. I mean we hope. This is something that we look at very realistically and that the characters have very real reactions to and it is something that on an emotional core we can all relate to. We’ve all suffered loss in our life. We’ve all dealt with tragedy, either small or huge depending on our individual cases. So, this is still something that we can relate to despite the fact that it is this insane crazy science fiction thing.
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Here’s the official synopsis:
“A decade ago 300,000 citizens of Philadelphia were suddenly lost in Oblivion. The government made every attempt to recover them, but after many years they gave up. Nathan Cole… won’t. He makes daily trips, risking his life to try and rescue those lost, alone and afraid, living in the apocalyptic hellscape of Oblivion. But maybe… Nathan is looking for something else? Why can’t he resist the siren call of the Oblivion Song?”
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Oblivion Song hits your local comic book store on March 7, 2018.
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