Image Comics Announces New Sci-Fi Series ‘Ghost Cage’ From Dragotta And Goellner

by Olly MacNamee

East of West artist Nick Dragotta and writer Caleb Goellner (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: New Animated Adventures) are teaming up for an all-new, sci-fi adventure in Ghost Cage. Joining them on the book will be Rus Wooten who be in charge of design and lettering, Frank Martin Jr. who will re-team with Dragotta on covers, and all brought together by editor, David Brothers. There’ll be tech and terrorism and much, much more judging by the synopsis:

“In Ghost Cage, when his megacorp power plant falls under attack by terrorists, the super-scientist who revolutionized and controls all energy on Earth sends his ultimate creation (and an adequate employee) in to destroy his most monstrous secrets.”

Dragotta discusses the impetus for this new series:

“Finishing up East of West, I felt ready to start writing and drawing my own comics. Caleb Goellner agreed to co-write with me, and we cooked up Ghost Cage. We set out to make something that feels immediate, urgent, so it’s in screen-toned black and white, hot off the drawing board. We wanted to let the story breathe, so we went with 44-page issues. And lastly, we wanted to tell a story that will make us examine the things we sacrifice on a daily basis, the bits of us that we give up to survive. I love drawing characters that are up against all odds. One character Doyle in particular, her greatest strength is her heart, and SAM, our ultimate weapon, is going to learn all about that from her. I’m trying to push the fast-paced action and cool characters I’m known for. If you liked East of West, my art and storytelling from that series, you’ll dig this book. It’s even got a little existential dread and a white tower… Caleb and I are making a book exactly like we want to do it, and all at Image Comics for their 30th Anniversary. Don’t miss it.” 

Goellner added:

“In an era of algorithim-ized apathy and doomscroll-driven depression, we created Ghost Cage to re-energize you, heart and soul. Ghost Cage will pit personifications of humankind’s unquenchable thirst for power against one another for your entertainment. Ghost Cage will make fun of your boss’s boss. Ghost Cage will remind you to care. Ghost Cage will make you feel alive!”

Ghost Cage #1 will be available at in stores and online on Wednesday, March 23. Bit ahead of that we get a extended preview of the first issue to share with you:

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