Fleecs + Wachter will lead you to the ‘Uncanny Valley’

The new series arrives from BOOM! Studios in April.

BOOM! Studios has announced that Tony Fleecs of Stray Dogs and Local Man fame will team with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles artist Dave Wachter for a new series called Uncanny Valley.

The story revolves around a 12-year-old named Oliver whose powers connect him to a surreal, cartoon-ish world.

Uncanny Valley is a book that I’ve wanted to make for years. I’m so excited to be making it with the impossibly talented Dave Wachter and with BOOM! Studios,” said Fleecs. “It’s a big huge story set in two giant worlds with all sorts of magic and mystery and robots and skeletons but it’s centered on this little tiny family. Those are my favorite kinds of stories.”


Oliver is a seemingly typical 12 year old boy… except for a mysterious family history that seems to start and end with his mother. Oh, and his unexplainable powers, that is.

He can do things other boys can’t, to the point of landing himself in some trouble. Baffled by the surreal, cartoonish nature of his abilities, and followed by a murder of peculiar crows, Oliver begins to pull the thread on the secrets his family has kept from him for so long…

“It’s awesome how things work out sometimes. Tony Fleecs is one of my favorite people and favorite writers, too,” said Wachter. “When he told me about this idea for a story years ago, I thought ‘That’s a great idea!’ Now we get to make it, along with BOOM! Studios, who puts out some of the best looking books anywhere. With Uncanny Valley, I’m stretching into new territory and having a blast at the same time.”

Here’s a look at some of Wachter’s interior art:

And here’s a look at the first issue’s variant covers by Fleecs and Brett Bean:

Look for the first issue on April 10.

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