(February 11, 2022) How much of your past would you be willing to give up for a chance at a new future? This February, Humanoids will publish CHRONOPHAGE, an inventive and time-bending original graphic novel from Tim Seeley, the acclaimed writer of Hack/Slash, Revival, and Money Shot, and Collapser artist Ilias Kyriazis. In this riveting sci-fi graphic novel, a single mother becomes involved with a mysterious man who literally consumes past moments of her life, changing her history and forcing her to decide what should—or shouldn’t—be undone. The all-new graphic novel features an introduction from Tom King.
When Chloe begins a passionate relationship with a traveling businessman, her life suddenly changes for the better—and not just because she’s getting laid. Lost friends return, and new opportunities suddenly appear. Soon, though, she begins experiencing horrific encounters with ghostly beings, eventually revealed to be the echoes of moments she has now no longer lived. Her new lover, Heath, stands revealed as a chronophage, a terrifying alien being who subsists on days literally stolen from Chloe’s personal history. Can Chloe recapture her lost moments, or is the life she once knew—including the daughter she had at sixteen years old—gone forever?
“Humanoids has let us tell a contained horror romance here… a high concept, terrifying tale about relationships and the time we put into them,” said Seely. “No matter how long a life can seem, the moments we share with the people we love are finite and can usually be counted in hours. That scares me more than just about anything else. Ilias brings a real humanity to this story, and I think you’re going to fall in love with both our leads, even if one of them isn’t what they say they are.”
“We worked so well with Tim on The Crow: Lethe that we just knew we had to collaborate again,” said Kyriazis. “Chronophage proved to be just the right project. Being all about time, it allowed me to experiment with layouts and rhythm to use techniques that’d only work on a graphic novel.”
“Chronophage by Tim and the brilliant Ilias Kyriazis is about time and how we spend it, the moments of regret, the moments of waste, the moments where we know exactly what might have been and we try like hell to forget what now has to be,” said Tom King, writer of Mr. Miracle and The Vision, in his introduction.
Here’s what some of the most popular comic book creators are saying about CHRONOPHAGE:
“Seeley and Kyriazis have created a thrilling new kind of monster that rips out the very thing that makes us the people we are–our histories. You do NOT want to miss this powerfully human horror story.”
–James Tynion IV (Batman, Department of Truth, Something is Killing the Children)
“Seeley’s rollercoaster of a tale brought to life with Kyriazis’ vivid and versatile imagery. Get ready for the ride.”–Mahmud Asrar (X-Men, Conan the Barbarian)
“Chronophage is a brilliantly executed, mind-bending story about time and choices; it’s a rare Big Idea comic that balances its smarts with a real beating heart. It’s like Cronenberg at his best, but with a tenderness that only Seeley can bring to the page.”–Michael Moreci (Star Wars Adventures, The Plot, Wasted Space)
“A wonderfully Serling-esque story of regret and roads not taken bolstered by mind-blowing visuals from an artist at the top of his game.”–Brian Joines (Backtrack, Imagine Agents)
“A beautiful, heartbreaking, and trippy story of regret and responsibility anchored by some wonderfully naturalistic dialog and powerfully dynamic art.”–Jay Faerber (Copperhead, The CW’s Supergirl)
Humanoids will publish the haunting and deftly woven CHRONOPHAGE on February 15, 2021.
About Humanoids: HUMANOIDS is a global entertainment media company dedicated to bringing to life innovative and elevated contents with stunning visuals. Grounded by a fiercely independent spirit, the company is passionate about creating content that explores the power of art beyond boundaries, while focusing on the imaginative depth of fandom. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and led by CEO Fabrice Giger and Group COO Matthieu Coppet, HUMANOIDS is a major content provider in the expansive entertainment industry, recognized for its multigenre catalogue — from science-fiction, fantasy and thriller to comedy, adventure and children’s tales. Above all else, creators have always been the heart of HUMANOIDS as it continues to attract leading talents as collaborators and true auteurs of the iconic brand.
Tim Seeley is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash-artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I. Joe, Halloween, WildCATs, and Ant-Man & Wasp. His writing work includes New York Times bestselling Hack/Slash, Nightwing, Grayson, Injustice v. Masters of the Universe, Revival, and the critically-acclaimed Money Shot. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, Paola, and daughter, Valentina, where he is never far from his ’80s action figure collection.
Ilias Kyriazis is based in Athens, Greece. He has been writing and drawing comics since 2001. Before 2008 he was being published in Greece, winning Greek Comic Awards for Best Artist, Best Writer, Best Comic numerous times. Since then he’s been working mainly for American publishers. Some of his most notable English language works include COLLAPSER (DC Comics), DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY (IDW), SECRET IDENTITIES (Image Comics), G.I.Joe/M.A.S.K (IDW), FALLING FOR LIONHEART (IDW), MELODY (DC comics), ELYSIUM ONLINE (self-published) and THE CROW: LETHE (IDW).