Media Release -- Writer Antony Johnston (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) and artist Justin Greenwood (Wasteland, Resurrection) will ignite an all-new story arc in the gritty science fiction thriller THE FUSE with issue #7. The series smolders with murder, mystery, and mayhem 22,000 miles straight up—and there's still no backup. So begins Part One of "Gridlock," providing the perfect opportunity for readers to jump in on the action when it hits shelves on 11/5. THE FUSE #7 will also boast a variant cover by critically-acclaimed REVIVAL and Red Sonja artist Jenny Frison and a bonus backup strip "TABLOID."
They call it Gridlocking—maglev-bike races across the Fuse's vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. When a gridlocker turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer.
"Reader response to The Fuse has been amazing, especially to our unique grumpy old female detective, Klem," said Johnston. "Now in 'Gridlock' we're turning up the sci-fi, and delving deep into the seedy underbelly of this run-down space station. Justin is doing the best work of his career, and I can't wait for readers to see it."
THE FUSE #7 will be available on 11/5 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code SEP140719. Cover B will feature artwork by Jenny Frison and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code SEP140720.
Johnston will be signing at the Forbidden Planet Megastore in London, England on 8/30 from 3-4 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the trade paperback of THE FUSE, which collects issues #1-6. THE FUSE, VOL. 1 will be available on 8/27 for $9.99 and can be ordered with Diamond Code JUN140504.
"Space cops investigating space murders is the sort of synopsis that gets my attention, and so far Johnston and Greenwood appear to have the world-building skills and noir chops to back it up... If you're a fan of detective stories and sci-fi that's more gritty than glossy, it's worth a look." —WIRED