Declan Shalvey, Rory McConville, and Joe Palmer Explore a Noir Version of Time Travel in Image Comics ‘Time Before Time’

Writer/artist Declan Shalvey (Bog Bodies) and the Write It In Blood team of Rory McConville and Joe Palmer combine forces an all new noir-style science fiction story in Time Before Time from Image Comics this May.

Shalvey is excited to work with McConville and Palmer as he “…loved what this team did on Write It In Blood so I’m really excited to take that crew and work on something more ambitious. This is a book with miles of potential, brilliantly realized by Joe Palmer and Chris O’Halloran. Their work to me, looks like the baby of Aeon Flux and Hellboy. I think readers will enjoy the gorgeous pages, but also the core story that follows Tatsuo into a more and more complicated set of troubles. With Time Before Time, Rory and myself get to write a crime drama that’s injected with even more dramatic twists and the compelling visuals that sci-fi provides.”

Time Before Time takes place in 2140 where a criminal organization known as the Syndicate offers people an opportunity to illegally travel back in time to a better life. When two members of the Syndicate (Tatsuo and Oscar) decide to steal one of their boss’s time machines, trouble across time ensues.

Time Before Time #1 will be available in finer comic shops everywhere on May 12. If you’d like to hear more about Shalvey’s recent work, check out our interview with the writer/artist right here.

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