Writer: Ram V Art: Devmalya Pramanik

Publisher: Image Comics

Paradiso, Vol. 1, cover, Image, Ram V/Pramanik


An apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic tale of the remnants of humanity and the only city still capable of sheltering humanity. But the city may have a mind of its own...

Imagine the civilization in Blade Runner collapsed, leaving only a Mad Max/Maze Runner hybrid in its place. It also feels a lot like Westworld in its scope, mystery and contrast of barren wasteland with technological wonder.


(Minor Spoilers)

A man, Jack Kryznan, is looking to enter the city of Paradiso. A city where the streets don’t always lead you to the same place each time you take them. A city that seems to be able to think and act on its own. Jack has a past. One that he doesn’t remember. One that put a technological wonder into his hands. And one that may give him a special relationship to Paradiso...or at least the AI that lies nearly dormant in the city’s dark corners. As gangs and factions seek to use him for his ability to breathe new life into once dead technology, others just want to enter Paradiso for their own reasons. Maybe they’re in search of something. Maybe they’re wondering what happened to this once great metropolis. Or maybe they’re just wondering where all of the citizens inside the city and its surrounding areas went. To get those answers, however, they’ll have to survive the others looking to enter the city, as well as the aging, once-deadly guardians, and perhaps even Paradiso herself.

And those are just the immediate dangers.