Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Fuse #1 Lights 22,000 Miles Above Earth


Space adventures are always adventurous. That just so happens to be because there's a lot of the unknown involved, primarily around what to do when things go wrong. Antony Johnston and Justin Greenwood pair up to bring a comic from Image that brings together science-fiction and procedural crimes in The Fuse #1. 22,000 miles up pits detectives Ristovych and Dietrich of Midway City's Homicide division.

“I'm a sucker for detective stories, down-at-heel cop shows, and the kind of 'lived-in' sci-fi where everything feels like it might fall apart at any moment,” explains Johnston. “Combine those with a frontier attitude, where a half million people all think they can get away with murder, and you've got THE FUSE.”

“The thing I love best about cop stories and crime comics is that ultimately they're about people, and that's where I think Antony and I tell our best stories,” said Greenwood. “Combine this with Shari Chankhamma's wonderful, atmospheric color sense and Ed Brisson's great lettering and you get the kind of comic that I know, as a fan, I'd want to check out myself.”

In “THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part One, we’re introduced to the permanently understaffed and overworked murder police on board “The Fuse,” assigned to working a new frontier where the law struggles to be heard, let alone obeyed. The Fuse #1 will be available in stores on February 12, 2014 for $3.50. Pre-orders can be placed using Diamond Code DEC130485. Full press release below.

SCIENCE-FICTION AND CRIME INVESTIGATION COLLIDE IN THE FUSE #1
A new ongoing series about working homicide 22,000 miles above Earth
A space adventure sure to captivate science-fiction and procedural crime fiction fans, THE FUSE is a new ongoing, hard-bitten sci-fi crime series from ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) and JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection). THE FUSE follows detectives Ristovych and Dietrich of Midway City's Homicide division, whose jurisdiction is an orbiting power station 22,000 miles up.

Johnston describes THE FUSE #1 as a blend of different influences. “I'm a sucker for detective stories, down-at-heel cop shows, and the kind of 'lived-in' sci-fi where everything feels like it might fall apart at any moment,” he explains. “Combine those with a frontier attitude, where a half million people all think they can get away with murder, and you've got THE FUSE.”

The creators worked together as a team and fed off of each other’s creativity. “The thing I love best about cop stories and crime comics is that ultimately they're about people, and that's where I think Antony and I tell our best stories,” said Greenwood. “Combine this with Shari Chankhamma's wonderful, atmospheric color sense and Ed Brisson's great lettering and you get the kind of comic that I know, as a fan, I'd want to check out myself.”

For the full interview visit the Image Comics website at: imagecomics.com

In “THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part One, we’re introduced to the permanently understaffed and overworked murder police on board “The Fuse,” assigned to working a new frontier where the law struggles to be heard, let alone obeyed. 

THE FUSE #1 will be available in stores on February 12, 2014 for $3.50. Pre-orders can be placed using Diamond Code DEC130485.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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