“The best post-apocalyptic comic being published today.”
Warren Ellis

“Johnston's masterful epic [is] far more grounded than many so-called literary novels.”

“Radiates in a dozen conceptual and philosophical dimensions at once... rivals Hayao Miyazaki's masterful epic Nausicaä.”
The AV Club

“The finest piece of post-apocalyptic fiction on the shelves. Wasteland is exceptional.”
Kieron Gillen

“This book kicks seven different kinds of ass.”
Ain't It Cool News


A century ago, a disaster known only as the Big Wet destroyed society as we know it. Half the world is now covered by poisonous, rising oceans. What dry land remains is a broken, infertile world of hard ground and harder living.

Into this world steps Michael, a scavenger who roams the wasteland, trading what he can salvage from the ruins. But Michael's latest find will change his life for ever — a machine that talks in a forgotten language, supposedly giving directions to the fabled land of A-Ree-Yass-I, where mankind's downfall began.

WASTELAND is an epic science-fiction graphic novel series written by Antony Johnston (author of The Coldest City), one of only a handful of such longform series in the medium. It is drawn by Christopher Mitten, Justin Greenwood and others, with covers by Ben Templesmith and Mitten.

The series is published in both paperback and hardback by Oni Press.


Whether you want to read on the web, on your desktop, or even through Comixology, click here to read the complete, double-length first issue for free!

Hardback Collections

The Apocalyptic Editions

The ultimate Wasteland collections are the Apocalyptic Editions — oversized books bound in red cloth, with gold leaf titling and tipped-on colour artwork.

The Apocalyptic Editions collect every issue, cover, and prose story from the pages of Wasteland, and the final volume also contains scripts, design sketches, and more from creators Antony Johnston and Christopher Mitten!

Paperback Collections

Books 1 - 11

Each paperback edition of Wasteland collects either a story arc of the epic saga, or a collection of the 'Interlude' one-shot issues.

The paperbacks do not include cover galleries or backmatter, but are an economical way to read the main story of Wasteland.

Walking The Dust

By Ankya Ofsteen

A travelogue of the known world, chronicling the travels of a wandering reporter braving the perils of the wasteland, as she encounters danger, friendship, and strange new people.


The Wasteland Original Soundtrack

Composed and performed by series creator Antony Johnston under the nom de guerre Ruin Runner, the Wasteland Original Soundtrack is a series of instrumental songs ranging from industrial rock to dark ambient atmospherics — the perfect sonic accompaniment to the story.
Click here to buy the album on Bandcamp.

Single Issues

The Archive

A list of all 60 issues of Wasteland, featuring the original artwork and promotional text from the time they were originally sold.