Josh Bayer’s All Time Comics will return for a new five-part series from a new publisher this year. Floating World Comics, the Portland, Oregon comic shop-turned-publisher, will pick up where Fantagraphics left off with Zerosis Deathscape, an “epic event” co-written by Bayer and Josh Simmons, with art by Trevor Von Eeden.
“It’s about space and time meeting anti-time and alternate-space,” Bayer said about the new series. “It’s a chance to combine Bronze Age adventure genre comics with traces of every type of comics we love, from E.C. Segar to indie DIY comics.”
The All Time Comics shared universe launched in 2017 at Fantagraphics with four one-shots that featured the work of contemporary indie creators like Ben Marra and Noah Van Sciver with classic superhero artists like Al Milgrom and Herb Trimpe. Joining Von Eeden on art this time around will be Gabrielle Bell, Julia Gfrörer, Benjamin Marra and Tom Toye, and colorist Daniel Lee.
“A massive 90s, Infinity Gauntlet-esque, superhero crossover event,” Simmons said about the new series. “We’re smashing together all the characters established in Season 1, and pushing them into new realms of inter-dimensional ferocity, and excitement!”
Zerosis Deathscape begins monthly in June and is preceded by a special prologue issue, All Time Comics #0, in April. Written and illustrated by Simmons with inks by Ken Landgraf, this zero issue features the first appearance of The Red Maniac and Time Scientist Vampire, who foretells the devastating power of Zerosis.