New series from Ivan Brandon and Nic Klein announced at Image Expo
Another title announced at Image Expo last month was DRIFTER, a new ongoing series launching November 12. The comic will reunite writer Ivan Brandon (Wolverine) and artist Nic Klein (Thor) who previously collaborated on VIKING.
DRIFTER is being described as a dark and ominous-sounding sci-fi tale, where mankind is in survival mode and journeying across the galaxy with a frenzied sense of urgency to colonize and strip-mine numerous planets. It is on the planet Ouro where Abram Pollux crash lands, barely surviving. The planet turns out to be a world without law, and its 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 an exclusive interview with Multiversity Comics, Brandon talked at length about the setting for DRIFTER and its important role. “It could be argued that the world is maybe the most important character in this story,” said Brandon. “Worlds, even ours, have their own processes to stay alive and humans aren’t exceptionally good at respecting the balance an environment needs to maintain. Without spoiling too much let’s just say Ouro, the world in Drifter, is not a passive environment.”
DRIFTER features the dark revenge themes of Unforgiven with the mind-bending universe-building detail of Dune. What begins as a story about the struggle for survival quickly becomes a journey to the very edges of what it means to be human.
DRIFTER #1 will be available on 11/12 and Cover A by Klein can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP140546. Cover B featuring artwork by Esad Ribic can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP140547. Cover C with art by Cliff Chiang can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP140548.