When New York pest controller in 2083 gets a call about well-organized rats.
Days earlier, September 27, 2021, launched on Kickstarter, New Rat City by underground New York poet Honor Vincent(Andraste, Yes Poetry) with art by George Quadros (Andraste, The Ascendant), colors by DC Alonso (Star Trek, Suneater), letters by Lucas Gattoni (Locke and Key, Daredevil), and cover by Ariel Medel (Xena, Marvel The Unbeatables, John Carter).
Set in the near-future New York City, a young pest controller Felicia Shepherd discovers the mystery of her mother's disappearance related to the threat facing the flooding, rat-plagued city. Felicia has taken over the pest control business in the crumbling, flooded remains of New York City. After seeing strange slime at one of her clients' apartments, Felicia learns swarms of rats and roaches all over the city, and the no-kill order is lifted for two weeks to get things under control. Felicia has never killed anything before hesitates to do this. Felicia and her biologist friend Johnny encounter more strange swarms and new creatures downtown.
Honor Vincent stated:
My dad was an exterminator when I was a kid. He will bring me along to restaurants while he worked on debugging them, on the trap, and release missions for raccoons and possums, which he rescued. And I always thought it was a tragic sort of job because he loves animals, as do I. Years later, I watched my neighborhood flood during Hurricane Sandy. It made what had been an idle question a very pressing one: how do people go on living in places that have flooded(or burned, or been flattened by a tornado)and sure to flood again? What happens if people decide not worth the trouble living there anymore? When I decided to team up with George and DC again to create New Rat City.
A digital copy is out on ComiXology, GlobalComix on October 27, and Honor Vincent will be in attendance at New York Comic-Con on October 7-10, artist alley table I-26.