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FIRST LOOK: FTN’s own Mark McCann brings terror to comics with Never Never

August 13th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Exciting news tonight as one of our good friends – and sometimes contributor – Mark McCann is launching his new comicbook series, Never Never.

Heavy Metal Entertainment announces Mark McCann’s Never Never #1 which is available on August 12, 2020 for purchase at

Never Never, as described by creator McCann, is an amalgamation of Peter Pan, The Hunger Games and Lord of the Flies. In other words, a survival horror fantasy inspired by classics but intended for a new age.

“I have a passion for the survival horror Genre, from Romero’s groundbreaking films to Fulci’s gorier efforts.  This project allows us to blend genres and give old concepts a terrifying new interpretation. We aim to channel real fear and palpable discomfort into the reader”, says author McCann.

He adds that the key is the characters: “If we’ve done this right, you’ll be rooting for the hero, but also understand and even sympathise with the villain.”

Heavy Metal and VIRUS CEO Matthew Medney sees Never Never as exactly the kind of story he wanted to share with the world when creating the imprint: “Marc and his stellar creative team – Phil Buckenham, Agnese Pozza, David Withers and Peter Duncan – have manifested something dark, mysterious and compelling, and ultimately very Heavy Metal. To have this title among the first wave of Virus releases is such a pleasure.”

Here’s the official Never Never synopsis:

Winter is seduced by the boy-sprite, Petros – off to the Never, Never. A place where children never grow up and adults are the enemy.

What would such a place look like? Where resources are scarce. Time passes, but age is obsolete. War with adults, starved and insane from constant battle, is the norm. What would age-less boys free of civility and role-models be willing to do to survive. To live Forever.

A young girl will face her greatest test; an island full of immortal cannibals with a dark secret that sustains its existence, in the most unnatural and awful of ways.

Writer: Marc McCann
Artist: Phil Buckenham
Color: Agnese Pozza
Letters: David Withers
Editor: Peter Duncan
Volume Number: 1


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….