Peace with a price: ‘The Sacrificers’ by Remender + Fiumara debuts in August

The science fiction series follows the preview that was released on Free Comic Book Day earlier this month.

After fans received a preview during this year’s Free Comic Book Day, Rick Remender and Max Fiumara’s new ongoing series The Sacrificers will debut from Image Comics in August.

The high-concept science fiction series is set on another world where peace comes with a price. Remender and Fiumara are joined by colorist Dave McCaig on the project.

“Max has long been one of my very favorite artists,” said Remender. “We worked together briefly on a Spider-Man story years ago and he’s always been at the top of my list of artists to reunite with. I think what we’ve developed here is one of the most beautiful and unique stories in the marketplace, in no small part due to Max and color master Dave McCaig’s next level world creating. It is truly unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.”

Here’s how Image describes the series:

In The Sacrificers, tomorrow is a harmonious paradise thanks to five families who make everything perfect…for the price of one child per household. Now, as that bill comes due, a son expected to give everything for a family that never loved him and an affluent daughter determined to destroy utopia who must now unite to end one generation’s unnaturally protracted reign.

“The Sacrificers is the book I’ve always dreamed of working on,” Fiumara said. “The pitch completely hooked me with its combination of emotional human dilemmas, exciting worlds, and eccentric characters. I’m having a blast designing it. The collaboration with Rick has been terrific, his way of thinking of story is amazingly simple and effective. He creates strong scenes that I manifest, we complement each other quite well, and Dave is doing such beautiful work with colors.”

The first issue will have a whole bunch of covers, by the likes of Fiumara (seen above) as well Julian Totino Tedesco, Tula Lotay, Jenny Frison, Matteo Scalera, J.G. Jones, Nic Klein, J.H. Williams III and Mike Mignola:

Here’s a preview of the first issue:

Look for the first issue on Aug. 2.

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