Dystopian Cyberpunk Comic ‘Killswitch’ Gets First Digital Collection
by James Ferguson
Action Lab Entertainment has been working in overdrive to deliver a number of its digital-first titles during these trying times. Killswitch, the dystopian cyberpunk comic, is one title out this week and you can read the whole first volume on ComiXology today. Written by Jeffrey and Susan Bridges, illustrated by Walter Geovani, colored by Brittany Peer, and lettered by Simon Bowland and Ed Dukeshire, Killswitch is set in a future where clairvoyant Augurs are used for their powers but are feared, held captive, and persecuted. Shocked by their treatment, a disaffected military major leaps into action.
Co-Writer Susan Bridges says:
Killswitch is about a woman who has done everything the way she’s supposed to do it and has finally figured out that all of that is wrong. It’s about her trying to figure out how to make things right, and it’s also about her figuring out who she is, and who she wants to be.
There’s a definite Minority Report vibe to Killswitch and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’m curious how this book differentiates itself from that modern classic film.
Co-writer Jeffrey Bridges added:
It’s a cyberpunk sci-fi action story about the insidious ways society deceives us, the way we, as a society, take the contributions people offer to better ourselves and our own lives, without concern for the people we take them from. We ask some big questions that maybe nobody has the answers to, because life is messy and a lot of it is complicated. But it’s about choosing kindness and hope, choosing to do the right thing, even when no one else will. But it’s also about a prison break on a comet orbiting the sun!
Killswitch: Volume 1 is available now on ComiXology and Amazon Kindle.