“The best post-apocalyptic comic being published today.”
Warren Ellis

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“Radiates in a dozen conceptual and philosophical dimensions at once... rivals Hayao Miyazaki's masterful epic Nausicaä.”
The Onion A.V. Club

“It's hard to articulate how damned good this book is.”
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A century ago, a disaster known only as the Big Wet destroyed society as we know it. Half the world is now covered by poisonous, rising oceans. What dry land remains is a broken, infertile world of hard ground and harder living.

Into this world steps Michael, a scavenger who roams the wasteland, trading what he can salvage from the ruins. But Michael's latest find will change his life for ever — a machine that talks in a forgotten language, supposedly giving directions to the fabled land of A-Ree-Yass-I, where mankind's downfall began.

WASTELAND is an epic science-fiction comic book series written by Antony Johnston. It is drawn by Christopher Mitten, Justin Greenwood and others, with covers by Ben Templesmith and Mitten. The series and its collections are published by Oni Press.

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Latest Issue

Issue #56
“The Cry of Mankind”

THE BIG WET REVEALED AT LAST! As the last-ever WASTELAND story arc continues, Michael, Abi, and Thomas learn more about the past, their father... and even the inhuman truth about Sand-Eaters! The world speeds toward disaster, and an ancient power is awakened!

Latest Paperback

Book 09
“A Thousand Lies”

The beginning of the end! Marcus has long dreamed that “everything ends in fire”, but even he didn't expect this! As the city prepares to face his mysterious father, a cabal of his closest advisors plots to assassinate Marcus... but the Lord Founder has a few secrets of his own, and their revelation will bring the city to its knees!

Latest Hardback

The Apocalyptic Edition, Volume Three

The critically acclaimed sci-fi epic continues with this third deluxe hardcover collection! Michael and Abi have left the city of Newbegin to the mercy of the Sunners and their rebellion, but they won't find themselves welcome in the next town they stumble into. Reprinting issues #26-#39 of Wasteland, this second volume also includes the fan-favorite “Walking the Dust” stories and features a color art gallery of covers by Ben Templesmith and Christopher Mitten!

Walking The Dust

Part 45
“Hunting High and Low”

Presenting the latest instalments of Ankya Ofsteen's travelling journal, reprinted from the pages of Wasteland. In this entry, Ankya helps search for the lost young girl from Heelside, and discovers the strange truth about the region's wild goats.

Latest Song

Track 8
“Suddenly Awake”

The latest free song created for the Wasteland Original Soundtrack is 'Suddenly Awake' — an intense minimalist piece in a classical vein, yearning for release from dark nightmares of fire and death...