I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Bilyeu a few months ago at WonderCon and it was inspiring to hear his story and how Impact Theory came about. The studio’s primary mission is to tell wildly entertaining stories that focus on themes of empowerment and bring together some of the most talented creators, writers, and artists in the industry. When Tom met Steve Aoki for an interview on Impact Theory, the two hit it off instantly. Tom and Steve then collaborated with Eisner Award winner, Jim Krueger, to create a sci-fi comic unlike any other, Neon Future.
Almost 30 years from now as a response to a global economic crisis, the U.S. enacted Article 10, “The Return,” which made all advanced technologies illegal. The Return promised to create jobs by eliminating the technology that had displaced so many workers. Unfortunately, this only led to the class divide and a war between those who integrated tech into their bodies, The Augmented, and those who did not the Authentic. A resistance movement known as Neon Future was born out of the systematic oppression of the techno-class. Led by the mysterious Kita Sovee (inspired by Steve Aoki), the resistance strives to bring peace by showing the world a brighter future in harmony with technology.
With issue #5 about to release and San Diego Comic-Con just a few days away, Impact Theory is releasing limited SDCC variant covers for fans to purchase at the con. Impact Theory will have 100 color and 25 B&W copies available of the cover variant that features the character EZ. The variant artist is Maciej Kuciaras, who is well known for his concept art with films such as Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Bumblebee.
Issue #5 will release this Wednesday and will be available for purchase on their website.