Image have announced yet another new comic book series Tartarus by Johnnie Christmas, Jack T Cole, described as ‘Breaking Bad meets Star Wars’. That alone should appeal to a good few of you reading this. And, what’s more, as is Image’s practice, they’ve sent out this announcement with a first look at the debut issue, out Wednesday, February 12th 2020.
Here’s what Christmas s had to say about this new series and his collaboration with co-creator, Cole:
Jack and I wanted to build a world steeped in all the great sci-fi we love from Star Wars to Blade Runner and great drama from Breaking Bad to the Odyssey. We got to cooking up this ambitious idea of mixing Sci-fi, Greek Mythology, starships, alchemy, intergalactic dating apps all into a big pot and made what became Tartarus. We take Tilde and her friends on an action adventure that delves even further into the dark, to discover the mysteries of Tartarus and her past. But it’s also a lot of fun too! Tilde’s gotta have a sense of humor to cope with finding out she’s the daughter of a space warlord.
Judging from the plot overview and the comparison above, this has a good dose of sci-fi, mythology, mystery, and plenty of bad-ass space tyrants too.
In Tartarus, a promising young cadet named Tilde is framed for crimes against the empire. As the mystery unravels, Tilde discovers that her mother was the ruthless warlord of the deadly colony Tartarus and a vital player in the galactic war. Now, Tilde’s only way home may be to reclaim her mother’s dark crown.