Mar. 23, 2019
Unity is excited to share one of their newest projects, a comic book series about a dystopian future.
Cocreated by David Penner and Kyle Stephan, both employees in the communications department at Unity World Headquarters, BioTech imagines the year 2149 A.D.
Dr. Juanita Mae Cruz has developed new science that makes it possible for humans to incorporate technology directly into their bodies. The digital world can be streamed straight into your neural network – there’s no need for cell phones, computers or TVs.
It’s become impossible to tell where humans end and machines begin, and the technology has created world peace and prosperity. But at what cost? A sense of individuality, the thing that made people human, has been lost. Can our hero shed the tech before it’s too late?
The series is based loosely on The Twelve Powers by Charles Fillmore, cofounder of Unity. Fillmore wrote that we each have twelve spiritual abilities that can be used to create a fulfilling life. Those Twelve Powers are faith, strength, wisdom, love, power, imagination, understanding, will, order, zeal, elimination and life.
While BioTech reflects Fillmore’s concept, its creators say the series isn’t meant to convert anyone or to be preachy.
“The whole point is to do a cool story,” Penner says.
The series’ initial run will be twelve issues, with issues planned to be released monthly. It’s written for readers of all ages.
The BioTech team, including cover artist Mark Szymanski, will debut their first two issues at Planet Comicon, taking place Mar. 29–31. You can find them at booth #1945.
To learn more about BioTech or to buy issues from the series, visit www.biotechcomic.com.