January Is A Sci-Fi Spectacular From Image Comics With Unearthed, Sea Of Stars And Thumbs All Collected
by Olly MacNamee
January seems to be a sci-fi themed month for Image as they release several trade paperbacks collecting some of their recent popular hits.
First up we a collected edition of Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Sixth Gun), Kyle Strahm (Spread) and artist Baldemar Rivas’s mini-series Unearthed, coming out on January 8th.
Unearth, Vol. 1 a flesh-warping disease ravages a remote village in Mexico and a scientific task force travels to the inhospitable area to investigate the contamination. As victims of the illness are transformed in horrible ways, the task force traces the source of the disease to a nearby cave system—where they discover a bizarre, hostile ecosystem and a supernatural revelation from which they may never escape.
Then, there’s Sea of Stars: Lost in the Wild Heavens by Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Thor), Dennis Hallum (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), artist Stephen Green (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.), with colors by Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen), and letters and design by Jared Fletcher.
Being a space trucker may sound like a cool job, but in reality it can be boring as hell. In Sea of Stars, Vol. 1 a recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride. But when their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan, Gil is separated from his young son—with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate. He’ll have to defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting.
It collects the first five issue of this series and comes out on Wednesday, January 15.
Finally, there’s also Thumbs, by playwright and comic book writer, Sean Lewis (Coyotes, The Few) and award winning artist Hayden Sherman (The Few).
Adrian Camus, a rockstar tech designer, recruits children who excel at his games into his real-life war against the Power, a group of politicians and advocates aiming to take Camus’ tech away from the people. Following a life-altering injury, eponymous recruit Thumbs finds himself torn between two sides of the muddy, escalating conflict. Heartfelt, action-packed, and forward-thinking, Thumbs is a standalone story that fans of Black Mirror, Blade Runner, and Tokyo Ghost won’t want to miss.
Thumbs drops on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Y’know, in case you’re interested.
Three sci-fi collections for you to spend some of that Holiday money you may be getting from am elderly relative, maybe?