Scout Comics has added another title to its upcoming slate with Canopus from writer / artist Dave Chisholm. The series takes us 300 light years form Earth where an amnesiac astronaut and her robot companion explore a strange alien world searching for a way home.
Creator Dave Chisholm says:
I can’t wait to share Canopus with the world. It comes from a very personal space–from some demons I carry around with me. Canopus is ultimately an exploration of resentment, memory, identity, and the idea of forgiveness–of letting go. But it’s also a sci-fi story with cool monsters and fun characters! That’s the great thing about sci-fi–you can tell a personal, meaningful, poignant story through these big, imaginative, exciting ideas.
Canopus picks up with Helen as she wakes up marooned on a lifeless alien planet far from home. She has no memories aside from a hazy sense of extinction-level urgency to return to Earth. With her robot buddy by her side, she explores the planet searching for materials to repair her ship, but things aren’t quite as they seem. Helen’s most painful memories return as monstrous manifestations hellbent on her destruction.
Scout Comics President James Haick added:
We’re really looking forward to publishing Canopus. It’s such a cool and interesting sci-fi concept that will keep readers engaged until the very last page. We’re proud to welcome Dave and Canopus to the exciting line of upcoming Scout titles.
No specific release date has been set for Canopus at this time.