Image has announced a brand new variant cover for their recent science fiction detective story, The Fuse. Written by Antony Johnson and Justin Greenwood of Wasteland fame, it has all the makings of being the next big indie hit. The first two issues, both well-received critically, are still in stock, and #3 hits shelves on April 23.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Antony Johnston (Umbral, Wasteland, Daredevil) and Justin Greenwood’s (Wasteland,Resurrection, Stumptown) new sci-fi crime series with attitude The Fuse will feature a variant cover by artist Jamie McKelvie (The Wicked + The Divine, Young Avengers) for its forthcoming third issue.
“Even though Jamie is taller, younger, and better looking than me, I find it hard to resent him because he’s so damn good,” said Johnston. “I’ve had the privilege of watching him develop over the years into one of modern comics’ premier talents, especially for his cover and design work, and this awesome cover for The Fuse shows why. I have no doubt it will be our most ordered variant yet, which will only serve to further swell his big, tall head. Dammit.”
Praise for The Fuse:
“Space cops investigating space murders is the sort of synopsis that gets my attention, and so far Johnston and Greenwood appear to have the world-building skills and noir chops to back it up… If you’re a fan of detective stories and sci-fi that’s more gritty than glossy, it’s worth a look.” —Laura Hudson, WIRED
“The Fuse thrusts us immediately into a future that seems grimy rather than shiny, and cold rather than optimistic, and it’s an impeccable setting for a neo-noir… A must-read. 5/5″ —Jen Aprahamian, ComicVine
“This is ‘lived-in’ science fiction that develops itself slowly, through accumulation rather than explanation… By Issue #5 The Fuse will be what everyone’s talking about. Why not get a head start? 4/5″ —Marykate Jasper, Comic Book Resources
Alex Smith is a news and reviews writer for Capeless Crusader. When not wasting away in class, he spends all his free time with comics, movies, and video games, and has been since birth. He can spend hours discussing Saga, Hawkeye, or Game of Thrones. Lying Cat’s number one fan. Random brain thoughts: @imapensfan
Alex Smith is a news and reviews writer for Capeless Crusader. He spends the majority of his time with film, comics and video games. Bringing up Game of Thrones or Saga will elicit a way-too-long discussion. He remains Lying Cat's #1 fan.