You’ve all heard the story of Midas, the man with the golden touch (not to be confused with Goldfinger, who was also the man with the golden touch)? Imagine a world where not only was Midas a real person, but also where everything Midas touched turned to gold; not just cups and food, but the very earth beneath him, and even the air he breathed. Imagine he turned the entire world into gold. Now imagine you’re an space traveler in the future and you hear a legend of a planet that is basically one big ball of gold. Such is the world presented in The Midas Flesh from BOOM! Studios.
The first issue introduced readers to Fatty and the rest of his crew, as they look for the source of power that transformed the world. In this second issue, we learn more about the crew, why they’re looking for Midas, and what they plan to do once they find it.
Check out 9 pages of preview art & the solicitation info after the jump and see if this is something that tickles your fancy.
The Midas Flesh comes to us from writer Ryan North (Adventure Time) and artist Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb. The second issue of the 8-issue miniseries is out on Wednesday, January 22nd, and we’ve got a preview of the first six pages, along with two covers by John Keogh and Aaron Diaz.
The Midas Flesh #2 (of 8)
Written by Ryan North
Illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb
Covers by (A) John Keogh and (B) Aaron Diaz
Synopsis: Fatty and the crew have arrived at the forgotten planet Earth to find the source of the power that has transformed the entire place to gold. While they scour the planet in search of a myth, we get to know the crew a bit more and find out exactly why they’re chasing legends in search of a great source of power.
Preview Pages (click thumbnails for larger view)