The new dark sci-fi series has the industry abuzz
Next month marks the release of DRIFTER, a new dark sci-fi ongoing series from Image Comics. Earlier today, Image released some first look art work from Ivan Brandon (Wolverine, Men of War) and artist Nic Klein (Captain America, Thor).
In DRIFTER, mankind has spread across the universe in a frantic rush to survive and has colonized and strip-mined countless planets in the process. Abram Pollux barely survives a crash landing on Ouro, a lawless backwater world where life is cheap. This world’s unique properties set the stage for a story that combines the dark wonder of a strange and alien landscape with the struggles of an abandoned and lawless frontier town.
In addition, Becky Cloonan lends her interpretation of DRIFTER to issue #2 as a blue-toned variant cover that displays her characteristically humanistic take on character design. Issue #2 lands on 12/17.
The ongoing series will launch with issue #1 on 11/12 and final order cutoff deadline for retailers is 10/20.
Cover A by Klein can be ordered with Diamond Code SEP140546.
Cover B by Esad Ribic can be ordered with Diamond Code SEP140547.
Cover C by Cliff Chiang can be ordered with Diamond Code SEP140548.
Praise for DRIFTER:
“Crazy good and super gorgeous sci-fi. Can’t wait for more.” —Jason Aaron
“Fantastic.” —Dennis Hopeless
“Like if the cast of Alien settled Deadwood. Gorgeously executed stuff.” —Jason Latour
“Phenomenal.” —Fàbio Moon
“SO good!” —Phil Noto
“Strong hard-edged survivalist sci-fi with a western tinge.” —Kieron Gillen
“Great stuff!!” —Cameron Stewart
“Drifter is really fantastic original sci-fi. Don’t miss out.” —Gerry Duggan
“Gorgeous.” —Kelly Sue Deconnick
“Before their untimely deaths, the great Ivan Brandon and Nic Klien produced one final, amazing comic.” —Jonathan Hickman