NO/ONE is Expanding the Massive-Verse in 2023 with a Comic, Podcast, and Alternative Reality Game — GeekTyrant

By | December 23, 2022

The Massive-Verse over at Image Comics is once again expanding. Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black), Brian Buccelato (Chicken Devil), and artist Geraldo Borges (Nightwing) are creating a new series called NO/ONE. This new series is designed to be a “’true crime’-style superhero drama” and run for ten issues. It sounds pretty awesome and the preview pages look great!

The Richard Roe murders shocked the city of Pittsburgh. In the months since the killings have sparked a dangerous political movement, copycat killers, and a masked vigilante who’s still determined to hold the powerful accountable. Not a symbol. Not a hero. They could be anyone. They’re NO/ONE.

That’s pretty exciting! However, NO/ONE will be a little different from other titles in the Massive-Verse as each month it will have titled an original companion podcast Who is NO/ONE. The podcast will be directed by Higgins and his Black Market Narrative will be producing it with sound supervision by Matthew E Taylorediting by Alec Siegeland scoring by Christopher Carter (Batman Beyond). It will star Rachel Leigh Cook (She’s All That) and Patton Oswalt (minor threats) as reporters for the Pittsburgh Ledger, Julia Paige and Teddy Barstow respectively. With each new episode there will be exclusive posters from Mark Englert which will be available as “podcast variant” covers.

If that’s not enough, there will also be an interactive alternate reality game narrative running across in-universe social media accounts, websites, and other elements. You’ll want to follow and subscribe to these lists:

talking to io9 about the Massive-Verse and NO/ONE, Higgins said:

In 2011, I quit my job as a sound editor to write Batman, Nightwing, and Deathstroke for DC Comics. Now, twelve years later, I could not be more excited to return to old roots for my next series in the Massive-Verse. Brian, Geraldo and I—along with a host of wonderful collaborators—will be exploring the issues of our times across the mediums of our times, the news, political, and entertainment cycles that dominate so much of our lives. This is our ultra-contemporary take on an urban vigilante. Similar to Radiant Black, we’re excited to push the boundaries on what a modern superhero experience can be.

Bucellato added:

I’m excited for people to get a chance to dive into our cross-media comic experience because NO/ONE is not just a grounded superhero crime story. I’ve worked in comics for close to 30 years and I can safely say that this series is unlike anything I’ve been a part of before. The world building, allegory and multimedia experience bring a new level of immersion to not only superheroes but the very ideas of accountability and vigilantism within modern society.

Borges shared:

I’ve been very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with my childhood heroes, characters like Batman and Wolverine, for almost 20 years. But now, I have a chance to build something from scratch and tell a modern, original story with Kyle and Brian. NO/ONE is both a true crime story, with a great mystery, as well as something much more. I’m pushing my art in a direction I’ve never done before in comics—I have no words to describe how excited I am for people to see what we’ve built.

Fans can read NO/ONE #1 on March 15 at their local comic shop or preferred outlet. The main cover features art by Borges with variants available with art by Englert and more.

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