Exclusive Preview of comiXology Originals “40 Seconds” Issue 5 (Finale)

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40 Seconds issue 5 Cover (Image: comiXology)

We are excited to present an exclusive preview of the comiXology Originals sci-fi series 40 Seconds issue 5. The upcoming finale will debut on March 2, 2021.

40 Seconds issue 5 has been written by Jeremy Haun (The Beauty, The Realm, Red Mother) with art by Christopher Mitten.

For those interested in learning more, the first issue was digitally released back in August of 2020. The premise deals with a team of science explorers making their way through alien gateways to answer a distress call. Of course, certain things go wrong. It happens! Ha!

Also, the characters introduced in the debut issue are members of the second team heading into the gateway. The base lost contact with the first team seventeen hours into the mission. Our second team has to basically trek through a similar path while trying to figure out what happened to the team before them.

There are a lot of twists and turns in the narrative, that I don’t want to spoil. However, I will share that the story has queer representation as well as characters of color. Also, I think Mitten had a lot of fun coming up with different environments the team finds itself in as they pass through various gates. 

40 Seconds issue 5 will conclude the current story. The official description reads:

It’s been there all along — the gate — hidden within a dark city on the edge of time and space. One last battle. One last sacrifice. One last jump.

I am looking forward to what Haun has planned for the finale. I have a lot of questions and hopefully, all of them will be answered. Being only five issues long, the pacing is quite fast-paced (which I appreciate).

Here’s the exclusive preview!

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You can go ahead and pre-order 40 Seconds issue 5 right now from comiXology for $2.99. You can read it for free if you have a subscription to comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited, or Amazon Prime.

Do read more of our comiXology Originals coverage here.

My weekly comic book reviews can be found here.

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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