There's not nearly enough hard sci-fi in comics, and now it's DC Comics to the rescue with a brand-new series from two of our absolute favorite creators—Harlan Ellison and Paul Chadwick!
Harlan Ellison is one of the greatest writers of any genre ever. "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman," "I have No Mouth and I Must Scream," "A Boy and His Dog" ... and the list goes on. Hell, he wrote the Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever," which is still considered to be one of the greatest episodes of any Trek series.
Paul Chadwick created one of the most important independent comic series of all time, Concrete. Chadwick's art is totally unique, and the story of Concrete is the kind of bizarre story—about how human nature is defined best by people who are not quite human—that is told best in a comic medium.
Put these two cats together and you get sweet harmony in the form of Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos, which will be released under DC's main banner this coming summer. Here's the lowdown straight from DC:
Harlan Ellison, science fiction's brightest luminary, has joined forces with multi-award winning artist Paul Chadwick, creator of the incomparable Concrete, to bring you HARLAN ELLISON'S 7 AGAINST CHAOS, a graphic novel that is singular, powerful and unpredictable. This extraordinary odyssey of mystery and adventure will take you to the rim of reality and beyond.
In a distant future, Earth is in grave danger: The fabric of reality itself in unraveling, leading to catastrophic natural disasters, displaced souls appearing from bygone eras, and sudden, shocking cases of spontaneous combustion. The only hope for Earth's survival is a force of seven warriors, each with his or her special abilities. But can these alien Seven Samurai learn to get along in time to find the source of the gathering chaos and save all of reality?
HARLAN ELLISON'S 7 AGAINST CHAOS will arrive Summer 2013.
We've got some promo art from Chadwick, too. Looks like an interesting mix of characters, and we're digging Chadwick's take on a futuristic city falling into chaos. Not gonna lie, folks, we're pretty stoked. How about you?