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.