Mad Cave Studios has announce a new dystopian action/satire miniseries, You’ve Been Cancelled, by Youth writer Curt Pires, Grit artist Kevin Castaniero, Rogues colorist Jason Wordie and It’s Only Teenage Wasteland letterer Micah Myers.
“I’m ecstatic to be bringing You’ve Been Cancelled to life with Kevin, Jason, Micah and our publishing partners at Mad Cave,” Pires said. “This is a book that has hilarity, satire and good old fashioned ultraviolence in equal measure. Not to mention mind-blowingly beautiful artwork.”
The new series combines cancel culture with a The Running Man-style show called Cancelled, where bounty hunters attempt to hunt and kill people who have been cancelled by society.
“I personally can not wait for you guys to read this book. Lots of whiskey, sweat and tears went in on my end, so hopefully it delivers,” Castaniero said. “Hell, based on the team we have working on this, I think it will do that and more!!! Hopefully you have as much fun reading the book as I did illustrating it!!! Cheers.”
Here’s how Mad Cave describes the new title: In the near future, cancel culture means more than just losing your job… it could mean your life. The world’s premier entertainment event is CANCELLED – a live-streamed program where elite bounty hunters called cancellers kill individuals who society has voted to “cancel” following heinous actions or offenses. Our story follows Roland Endo, the world’s #1 ranked Canceller. Because of this status, Roland lives in a constant state of paranoia with a target on his back…
“It’s great to be working with Curt and Kevin,” Wordie said. “I had a blast coloring this book. The writing is great and the artwork is full of energy and detail.”
Martin Simmonds provides the variant cover:
And here’s a preview from the first issue:
Look for it on comic shop shelves and on digital in June.