Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Panic Spreads Like Wildfire


People are typically against modifications made to things we eat. Monsanto is notorious for doing just that, offering up a wide variety of genetically modified foods. While they're not using the food to end world hunger, it is wholly possible that such a move would lead to the beginning of the Apocalypse. Minotaur Press is going down that rabbit hole in Wildfire, written by Matt Hawkins and illustrated by Linda Sejic.

"Wildfire came out of an obsession I had researching genetically modified food," said Hawkins. "When I discovered that both pro and con are shamelessly lying and covering up facts I wanted to do something fun, but rooted in the core science of what they're doing and the debate. This is basically a disaster story unlike any before!"

Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things start to go wrong, Los Angeles finds itself careening toward unforeseen disaster. Wildfire #1 arrives in stores on 6/11, and will be available for $3.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code APR140497. Cover B, featuring art by Stjepan Sejic, can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code APR140498.

Full press release below.
PANIC SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE IN THIS REALISTIC SCIENCE-FICTION TALE

Is genetically modified food an end to world hunger or the beginning of the Apocalypse?

Coming this June from Minotaur Press, Top Cow publisher Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, TALES OF HONOR) teams up with artist Linda Sejic in a haunting story that gives a Sinclair-eque speculation of the future spoils of genetically modified food consumption.

Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things start to go wrong, Los Angeles finds itself careening toward unforeseen disaster.

"Wildfire came out of an obsession I had researching genetically modified food," said Hawkins. "When I discovered that both pro and con are shamelessly lying and covering up facts I wanted to do something fun, but rooted in the core science of what they're doing and the debate. This is basically a disaster story unlike any before!"

WILDFIRE #1 arrives in stores on 6/11, and will be available for $3.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code APR140497. Cover B, featuring art by Stjepan Sejic, can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code APR140498.

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