“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. 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!

Final Issue

Issue #60
“Before and After Science”

DOUBLE-SIZED EPILOGUE ISSUE! A young man called Marcus wanders the desert, following the call to A-Ree-Yass-I... but what he does there will echo through the world for years. And decades later, a familiar tale will begin...

Final Paperback

Book 11

CHRISTOPHER MITTEN RETURNS to draw the final volume of the hit sci-fi western epic! Michael, Abi, and Thomas have found A-Ree-Yass-I at last. Now its secrets will be exposed, and the truth of the Big Wet must be told... but is anyone ready to hear it? Don't miss this explosive conclusion to comics' ultimate post-apocalyptic epic!

Latest Hardback

The Apocalyptic Edition, Volume Four

The award-nominated sci-fi epic continues in this fourth deluxe hardcover! Michael and Abi walk on through the desert, but tensions between them could jeopardize the search for A-Ree-Yass-I entirely... while in Newbegin, the arrival of the Children's father heralds Marcus' downfall. Reprinting issues #40-#52 of WASTELAND, this oversized volume also includes the final “Walking the Dust” stories, plus a special interlude issue and cover gallery by series co-creator Christopher Mitten!

Walking The Dust

Part 49
“Walking the Dust”

Presenting the final instalment of Ankya Ofsteen's travelling journal, reprinted from the pages of Wasteland. In her last-ever entry, Ankya comes to terms with the loss of her home; and with her own nature, and what it means for her future.

Final Song

Track 10
“I Recall”

The final free song created to accompany the series, completing the Wasteland Original Soundtrack, is 'I Recall' — a downtuned dirge drenched in drums, doom, and darkness!
Click here to buy the entire album on Bandcamp.