Transgenic, human/animal hybrids don't really bode well for anyone other than themselves. Still though, the MAPPO Corporation for military deployment in the Afro-Sino War decided it would be a good idea to breed them and see what would happen. Hieronymous Flask (known as “Hip”) is the first of the Elephantmen. A hippopotamus/human hybrid, he possesses immense strength, which he uses along with his cultivated intelligence in his job as an Information Agent. And in Elephantmen 2060, a new storyline in the long-running Image Comics series by Richard Starkings and Axel Medellin, Hip teams up to investigate a double murder with Jack Farrell, a young detective with a secret: He’s being haunted.
A perfect starting point for new readers, Elephantmen 2060 Book One: Memories of the Future is a taut science fiction mystery in which Hip and Jack must delve deep into the genetic secrets that made Elephantmen like Hip possible. All the while, Jack’s murdered girlfriend Scarlet follows him, seemingly an apparition of his guilt — or is she something more? Scarlet seems to have her own agenda, one that Hip and Jack will have to discover to solve the crime. This collection of Elephantmen #51-55 features covers by Boo Cook, a bonus pin-up by Tim Sale and Cook, and back cover art by Joseph Michael Linsner.
Elephantmen 2060 Book One: Memories of the Future will be in comic book stores on April 30 and bookstores on May 13 and is specially priced at only $9.99. Full press release below.