November Features #2: The Many Sides of Sci-Fi

EricTapper Featured Comics • Nov 9, 2020

This week's feature brings speculative fiction to the forefront. Take a step into the future with these wild storytellers and see what tomorrow's world might bring. While there's a fair amount of dystopian flavor in these five titles, there is a robot dance party as well - glass half full!

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1. Butcher Queen, Red 5 Comics, (cc/ @joshuastarnes)

In Black Star City, alien off-worlders are being systematically attacked and removed from society by a clandestine paramilitary group called the Overseers. When fugitive cop-turned-mercenary Syd Kiowa is contacted by a victim who escaped their grip, she is thrust into a horrifying war of secrets that will determine the future of alien relations on Earth forever!

Written by Jim Ousley
Art by Ben Sawyer

2. The Resistance, AWA Studios, (cc/ @WillGraves @chrisawastudios)

J. Michael Straczynski – creator of Babylon 5, co-creator of Sense8, and writer of beloved runs on The Amazing Spider-man, Thor, and Superman: Earth One – returns to comics teaming with Mike Deodato Jr. – the blockbuster artist of The Amazing Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Infinity Wars. Together they plant the flag for a new universe of heroes and villains.

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Colors by Frank Martin and Lee Loughridge
Art by Mike Deodato Jr.

3. The Blessed Machine, Cave Pictures Publishing, (cc/ @mandi)

In the future, humanity lives underground. When Jacob is plagued by dreams that indicate the world above may be safe again, he and other insurgents search to uncover the truth, putting them in direct conflict with Djinn, the trusted machine meant to ensure their survival. Is the future of humanity in the cold, mechanical world underground? Or is there a lush natural world waiting on the surface?

Writer and Artist: Jesse Ham
Colorist: Caitlin Like
Letterer: Simon Bowland

4. Robot Dance Club, Empire Comic Press, (cc/ @EmpireComicPress)

The robots have won. That terrifying moment when humanity's creations acquired sentience is past. But mankind does not live in fear. The human race is not enslaved, destroyed or wired up like batteries. It is simply ignored. The robots carry on. They build. They destroy. They continue. And, of course, they dance.

Writer & Co-Creator: Miles Rausch
Editor & Co-writer: Brian Broekemeier
Artist & Colorist: Mikey Martinez

5.The Theory, Tpub, (cc/ @stacitpub)

An archaeologist struggling to save our future, a time traveller working to fix our past. Years in the making, The Theory: a Twisted Sci-Fi is finally ready!

Written by David Court, Forrest Helvie, and Neil Gibson
Illustrated by Amrit Birdi, Atula Siriwardane. Cem Iroz, Davide Puppo, Jake Elphick, Jim Terry, Phil Buckenham, and V.V. Glass
Covers by Abigail Harding and Vince Sunico
Additional Artwork by Chelsea Ambrose, Rob Banbury, and Cornelia Abfaiter
Colored by Liezl Buenaventura
Lettered by Justin Birch
Edited by Sarah Meeks and Neil Gibson

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-Team GC