It's time to go back...to nowhere. After taking a lengthy hiatus the comic book Nowhere Men is back with issue number 7 this month! This comic is scientifically incredible. Nowhere Men was first released in 2012 written by Eric Stephenson with art by Nate Bellegarde published by Image Comics. With the first arc wrapping up around 2013, unfortunately Nowhere Men was in a creation limbo due to personal problems with Bellegarde. Fortunately Stephenson decided to move forward with a new artists, Dave Taylor and Emi Lenox for arc two.
Nowhere Men focuses on a group of scientist who are literally the Beatles of the science world.
They start this company called World Corp which helps the world in great ways but also has some secret "bones" in the closet. They're pretty much the Apple of the world in this reality. In current times the group has disbanded, there's drama amongst them, and one of them is missing. The main guy now running the company is responsible for a group of scientist on an International Space Station, when suddenly a virus is released.
The great thing about Nowhere Men is the characters. They are vibrant, different, all want something different, yet they are trapped in space, unknown to the world, and battling a virus. With this melting pot of characters in space, just as interesting as the powers that manifest through them individually.
This book is a scientific rollercoaster. It makes science cool again sort of the way The Martian did for film. The page layouts also really accent the storytelling, one of the most effective ones is in the first issue when you turn the page and actually find out that the crew is in space in an ISS station. The art here is superb. Also in between the chapters are amazing peripheral posters on World Corp about the technologies, and projects the company has been working on over the years. Space, teleportation, giant beast, the ability to shoot beams of energy from your neck, it doesn't get more science than that.
Now is the time to jump on and read Nowhere Men if you haven't. Vol 1: Fates Worst Than Death should be at your local bookstore or online, which collects issues 1-6. This week Issue #7 has been released and I have to say it's exciting to be back into the world of Nowhere Men.
I will go on the record saying as a filmmaker, Nowhere Men is exactly the type of comic I'd love to adapt for film.