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May Feature #8: A History of Ideas

Kevin Featured Comics • May 28, 2021

 

Often times we're challenged to think big, and when we do, we're told to think bigger. There's no better place for thinking big than in science fiction. Human history is made up of ideas that have become reality, primarily on the shoulders of big thinkers. Sometimes innovation even draws its inspiration from those wild and crazy ideas of the past.

Ray Bradbury once said "Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it's the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself." We see it all the time in mainstream media, film, and literature. So for May feature #8, we're highlighting five stories that all contain elements of ideas and fiction, but someday could be our reality.

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1. Infinite Dark, 259 pages - Published by Top Cow, (cc/ @vincelongo)

The universe ended, but onboard the void station Orpheus, a skeleton crew of humanity survived: the last two thousand souls, waiting for a second big bang that may never come. Now, two years into their voyage, Security Director Deva Karrell investigates the station's first murder—and the otherworldly motives behind it.

Story and Art by Top Cow

 


 

2. Warcorns: Combat Unicorns, 77 pages - Published by Source Point Press, (cc/ @TravisM)

From the Franklin and Ghost universe comes the most fabulously elite military force in the galaxy. After having successfully evaded two complete dispatches of Retrieval Bots from Defilion, Franklin and Ghost are sent by their female accomplice, Delilah, to retrieve a rare weapon that is instrumental to the destruction of Defilion. Warcorns Special forces Group Alpha is dispatched, at the behest...

Story and Art by Dave Lentz, Garrett Gunn, Kit Wallis

 


 

3. Earth A.M., 49 pages - Published by Hollow Harbor, (cc/ @hharbor)

EARTH AFTER MUTATION: Over two hundred years ago, humanity split into four factions. The resulting war has yet to end...

Story and Art by Hollow Harbor

 


 

4. The Lump Sum Saga, 19 pages - Published by The Lump Sum Saga, (cc/ @gtjosvold)

Two species; one mission - to plant a landing beacon that will guide the fleet to a rallying point on a new world full of hope and opportunity. The Commander and her crew soon discover that “habitable” is a biological two-edged sword. Prologue: Only the Fate of Our World introduces The Lump Sum Saga. It’s Redwall meets The Martian with a Twilight Zone twist.

Story and Art by Greg Tjosvold, Josh Jensen, Lewelin Polanco, Nikolai Fomich, Paul Allor, Sean Rinehart, Sergi Domènech

 


 

5. They Fell from the Sky, 32 pages - Published by Mad Cave Studios, (cc/ @chrisfernandez)

Tommy Murphy is just an ordinary kid. He goes to school, hangs out with his friends, and fanboys over his favorite TV show. But when a chance encounter in the woods thrusts him into an unlikely friendship with an otherworldly creature, he is forced to navigate bullies, family squabbles, and tween woes... all while trying to prevent an interplanetary war!

Story and Art by Joamette Gil, Liezl Buenaventura, Xavier Tárrega