Published on February 23rd, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning


Brian Michael Bendis, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning co-creator of Miles Morales, Jessica Jones, and Powers, and Stephen Byrne (Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Legion of SuperHeroesWonder Twins) continue their hit creator-owned series in the upcoming Joy Operations ll. Bendis will write the series with art by Byrne. Issue #1 will also feature a variant cover by Minor Threats artist Scott Hepburn.

The JOY operation is back! That means Joy Corrigan and Hampton are back! They are two of the greatest en vois in the world presented in this fast-paced, fiercely ambitious sci-fi odyssey. They now share the same body and the credit for saving the entire world from the broken trust technology… and the blame.

It’s 55 years from right now. Joy was an en voi–a special agent of the Jonando Trust. Trusts are corporate-owned cities that are the centerpiece of modern society. She rights wrongs for the trust. Because of the joy operation that saved the world, Joy now lives with fellow en voi Hampton inside her head. Joy and Hampton try to embrace their ‘new life’ together. They re-enter society… and Joy’s marriage. They try to re-establish a connection in a new trust, but many people in the world blame Joy for what happened. The joy operation has an enemies list!

Joy Operations ll #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on June 19, 2024. It is now available to preorder at your local comic shop for $4.99.

Praise for Joy Operations:  

“Brian Michael Bendis and Stephen Byrne are a fantastic team, dealing out an engaging new original comic that combines the strengths of both creators.”—Comics Bookcase

Byrne delivers some awesome visuals throughout the issue. The futuristic look of the world is stunning and definitely draws the eye of the reader.”—The Super Powered Fancast

“Joy Operations is a strong sci-fi comic that touches in on some themes that will resonate with many readers. Fans of the genre will find plenty to enjoy, whilst those who have followed Bendis’ work for a long time will enjoy seeing him playing with a different style of story.”—The Turnaround Blog

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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