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What's Trending: For Science!

Kevin Featured Comics • Jun 23, 2022

Science Fiction is something of an interesting genre. Some consider it to be about stories based in the future, while others believe it can be rooted in any time period, so long as science is involved.

I personally believe science fiction is about the human imagination, big ideas, and practicality. One thing is for certain; no matter the time period, science fiction stokes the fires of human ingenuity. It's no doubt that many of the devices we use today are rooted in the science fiction of the past.

As we head into the weekend, let's take a look at what's trending in the sci-fi genre. We've included the top six below, but you can find the full list here.

1. Bioripple, 201 pages - Published by Heavy Metal, (cc/ @dezi)

Emily is a law enforcement teacher who suffers from an anxiety disorder. Actual law enforcement isn't performed by people, with automatons having replaced humans. In Emily's world, humanity discovered that consciousness occupies multiple dimensions. Technology has allowed them to digitally house minds. This is referred to as "Hopping" which became illegal.

Story and Art by Nir Levie

 


 

2. Worldeater, 44 pages - Published by Lesser Known Comics, (cc/ @lesserknowncomics)

34-page “manga style” comic book written and illustrated by MoMANoCA about a young hero’s fight against an unstoppable intergalactic destroyer.

Story and Art by Lesser Known Comics

 


 

3. Effluent, 32 pages - Published by Theo, (cc/ @noi01)

In a world where technology allows a person's mind to be digitalised upon passing away, at least if one believes the marketing, a detective investigates a suspicious death and an AI sets out to become a human. A cyberpunk neo-noir drama.

Story and Art by Theo

 


 

4. Division 5, 96 pages - Published by Roselinath, (cc/ @roselinath)

Arch Extent has spent years finding a cure for Cosmos Plague with very little results. Earth is on its last leg before hitting extinction. That is...until he meets a huntress on Division 5. Meet Winter: the potential cure for Cosmos Plague. What do you think happens when a scientist meets a huntress who is immune to Cosmos Plague?

Story and Art by Roselinath

 


 

5. Heaven Hunters, 142 pages - Published by TedGravesArt, (cc/ @TedGravesArt)

A new technology shatters the barrier between Earth and Heaven, and two demons fight an interdimensional war to stop God from destroying the universe.

Story and Art by TedGravesArt

 


 

6. Electromagnetic, 100 pages - Published by Maximized Comics, (cc/ @maximized)

Britain is at war with India as the 19th century draws to a close. The steam powered armies of the Nizam of Hyderabad are pushing the British Empire from India while the streets of London are subjected to the terror of the Thuggee cult. Professor James Maxwell is developing a new weapon for the Ministry of Defence that could change the tide of the war, but he also has the terrorist threat to London in his sights.

Story and Art by Maximized Comics

That's it for this week. What are your favorite sci-fi settings? Let us know in the comments!