Mark Russell Comic, Not All Robots, Explores Dystopian AI-Driven Future #cyberpunk #scifisunday

From SyFy Wire comes exciting news of a new Mark Russell (Prez, The Flintstones, Exit Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles) comic with art by comic art superstar, Mike Deodato Jr. (Wonder Woman, The Mighty Thor,Infinity Wars, The Resistance). Russell is also the author, along with my artist friend, Shannon Wheeler, of one of my favorite books of the last decade, God is Disappointed in You, a modern, comedic retelling of the Bible.

Not All Robots is the next creator-owned project from writer Mark Russell. Together with superstar artist Mike Deodato Jr., he’s created a pitch-black parable about a dystopian vision of future Earth in which an AI-driven robot workforce has made the human race largely unnecessary. The five-issue limited series from AWA Studios debuts on Aug. 4.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading the first three issues of Not All Robots and can confirm it’s an exotic stew of deep science fiction introspection mixed with hilarious observations. And as usual with anything Russell writes — think Second Coming, Billionaire Island, Exit Stage Left!: The Snagglepuss Chronicles — it’s also a reflection of some very relevant present-day concerns, such as the importance humanity places on its own usefulness. He wanted to tell a story that ultimately underscored that humanity’s worth should be judged by something greater than its functionality.

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