CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE
From Writers Samuel J Romesburg (Among the Willows) & Ben Roberts and artist Gioele Fillipo.
Thirty years into the future, earth as we know it has been reset. The new age of humanity is about to enter its third decade. These new humans lead blissful lives, unaffected and unaware of the issues that plagued the world before them. Inhabiting the land known only as “Terra” all of their needs are provided for by forces they do not know or understand. Bountiful crops seemingly grow themselves while electricity and running water systems remain miraculously intact and maintained without any human contact. All of this is credited to what the new humans have coined as “The Providers” - a divine and watchful entity, and the source from which all humans are created. Humans arrive on Terra as infants with no memory or sense of blood-bound family. On Terra, the humans are all children of the providers, and they live their lives accordingly. There is no hardship, no pain or suffering, and above all else - a mutual understanding that there is no questioning of any of it. All of Terra’s children abide by this code - except for one.
Daniel is the exception to the new world. Driven by angst and starved for answers, Daniel has spent his life on Terra challenging the status quo and demanding more than what he has been shown. His days are spent searching for remnants of the old world, constantly piecing together a puzzle no one else cares exists. Armed with unfaltering determination and a hatred for complacency, Daniel sets out to leave the people of Terra behind in search for a life of Truth - however, the truth he uncovers reveals that there was never a chance of life at all. An evil is looming, and humanity is doomed to disappear once again.