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Neon Future trailer teases Steve Aoki's dystopian debut comic

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Sep 26, 2018

Producer and DJ Steve Aoki has fans buzzing about his first comic book after debuting some of the artwork on SYFY WIRE earlier this month. Now, audiences have a new trailer for Neon Future on the eve of the music-inflected comic's launch.

The book, which will incorporate elements from Aoki’s similarly-titled albums, is a collaboration between Aoki, Eisner-winning writer Jim Krueger, and Tom Bilyeu, founder of Impact Theory (who’s publishing the comic). The comic details a technophobic future where technology is outlawed — that is until a hero resembling Aoki steps in to preach the tech gospel.

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This trailer teases plenty of X-Men-like story elements, like an underground movement of enhanced pariahs, along with a hero forced into exile by the attainment of superpowers. Some familiar territory to be sure, but with a talented crew behind it and musical elements that should make for a novel experience, this comic could prove interesting for fans of near-future dystopian fiction.

Impact Theory will release the first issue of Neon Future on Thursday, Oct. 4 at New York Comic Con before Aoki speaks on a musicians-turned-comic-creators panel.

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