comiXology Originals stealth-launched ‘.Self’ by Sebela + McGee today

See what happens when your life is saved to the Cloud — and then hacked.

ComiXology today stealth-released a brand new Originals title from Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Crowded), and Cara McGee (Dodge City, Black Canary: Ignite), the five-issue miniseries .Self. They’re joined by colorist Rebecca Nalty and letterer Aditya Bidika.

“In this new era of crypto and NFTs I wanted to explore the idea that even we ourselves are capable of being exploitable digital assets,” Sebela said. “In .Self, we play with the concept that you can see yourself in different bodies that have chosen to follow different paths and dreams you may have let go of over the course of your life either because the dream was silly, or you changed, or life just didn’t allow for it.”

Here’s the description from comiXology Originals:

In .Self, Natalie Winters seems to have a perfect life. But when her Postscript account is hacked, Natalie’s backup files are torrented online and people begin making bootleg copies of her. Natalie’s copies try to chase down dreams that she abandoned long ago. Now, with a dozen Blanks of Natalie arriving on her doorstep, she must stop them, delete everything, and save herself.

“I feel like it’s so rare to see a woman in her 30’s go through this sort of journey of self-discovery, learning new and surprising things about herself while also confronting some of her demons, so I’m thrilled to be a part of this series,” McGee said. “It also gave me a chance to draw the sort of stuff I haven’t gotten to draw in any of my other published work, which was SUPER fun.”

The comic follows several notable comiXology Originals releases, including three new comics from Scott Snyder that debuted last month.

“This fall has been a tremendous time for the comiXology Originals program,” said Chip Mosher, comiXology’s Head of Content. “With the success of Scottober and the surprise release of Chip Zdarsky and Jason’s Loo’s The All-Nighter, more eyeballs are on comiXology Originals releases than ever before. We can’t wait for readers to discover the debut issue of .Self this month. Sebela and McGee have created an incredibly thought provoking concept that will have you rethinking your relationship to technology.”

You can find it on the comiXology website or if you’re an Amazon Prime member you cna read it for free on your Kindle or Kindle app.

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