SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 14, 2019 – Read Only Memories’ cyberpunk world, popularized by the narrative adventure 2064: Read Only Memories which has been downloaded by more than 1 million gamers, expands to print next month. MidBoss, together with IDW Publishing, will bring issue #1 of a monthly four-issue comic series to stores on Dec. 18, 2019.
Taking place in the years after 2064: Read Only Memories, the comic series focuses on franchise mainstay Lexi Rivers. Featured as a detective at the Neo-San Francisco Police Department in 2064, she will appear again in the upcoming Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER, which takes place after the comics.
Now a private investigator, Lexi tracks down a robot’s missing lover in a case taking her through the dangerous beaches of Santa Cruz, California. Worlds apart from the familiar streets of Neo-San Francisco, Read Only Memories issue #1 tackles new themes and questions in a hopeful cyberpunk future populated by sapient AI and genetically modified humans living under the giant thumbs of megacorporations embroiled in a fight for supremacy.
IDW Publishing adds Read Only Memories to its roster of licensed property adaptations including Sonic the Hedgehog, Transformers, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Star Wars.
“IDW, Sina, and Stefano have put their hearts and souls into this limited-series, and the result is an amazing extension of the Read Only Memories universe,” said Cade Peterson, CEO of MidBoss. “The depth of character expression offered by comics is the perfect way for fans of 2064 to learn more about Lexi, while providing a compelling introduction to the cyberpunk universe for newcomers.”
Read Only Memories Issue #1 will be available for purchase at local comic stores, and digital copies can be found online at Comixology. The second of the four issues will be available in January 2020. The trade paperback collecting all four issues in one volume is available for pre-order from online bookstores.
Based out of San Francisco (although not the Neo kind), MidBoss aims to make the world better, safer and more inclusive for marginalized people, especially those across the gender and sexuality spectrum, by creating cool experiences through games and other forms of media which diversify representation, as well as becoming a platform for queer content around the world.
IDW Publishing stands proudly at the forefront of printed visual entertainment, cultivating a formidable library of world-renowned licensed brands and creator-owned original IP. Its diverse array of comic books, graphic novels, and art books deliver reading enjoyment to fans of all ages. Its award-winning imprints The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books and Artist Editions preserve the valuable cultural history of the sequential art medium, while titles under the critically acclaimed Top Shelf and Black Crown banners celebrate fiercely independent voices. IDW Publishing is a division of IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: IDWM), a fully integrated media company with robust offerings in publishing, tabletop gaming, multimedia entertainment, and art exhibition via the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.