Season 18: Apocalyptic Trilogy (Memetic, Cognetic, Eugenic) by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan

For the next season of Storied Arcs, Mike and Alex invite you to join them at the end of the world as they get ready to dive into the Apocalyptic Trilogy, a spiritual and thematic trilogy of comics from Boom Studios by James Tynion IV and Eryk Donovan consisting of the books Memetic, Cognetic, and Eugenic. As usual with these zero episodes, the guys will give a preview of the comics and discuss what drew them to the titles, why they want to talk about them, and why you should read them, too. Then they take a look at the creative team and touch on how some of their current work, especially from Tynion, the literal biggest writer in comics at the moment, has its roots in this trio of stories from early in their career.

As mentioned, this is a spiritual trilogy of stories, not a literal one, so technically, they can be read in any order since they aren’t connected by character, place, events, etc. That said, we will be covering the comics in publication order (Memetic then Cognetic then Eugenic) and our discussions will progress as if you’ve only read what would have been available to you at the time. So for example, when we talk about Cognetic, we’ll assume you’ve read Memetic but we won’t spoil Eugenic.

Now that that’s clear, go find Memetic from Boom Studios wherever you get your comics, and join us back here next week to talk about the end of the world, part one!