Can’t get enough of the iconic cyberpunk author William Gibsons’s work but don’t want to read a new novel? You’re in luck! Coming from IDW is ‘Archangel,’ the first original comic project that Gibson’s worked on and we’ve got a teaser trailer to share with you.
The tagline is straight forward: “To build the world of tomorrow, someone is going to have to protect the past from the most unlikely invasion imaginable.” The invasion from an alternate future but you have to wonder if it is one that can be prevented.
I won’t lie, I’m super excited. I actually started reading Gibson’s work on the Bridge Trilogy before falling in love with his writing style and jumping into his most well-known Sprawl novels. Being a comic fan, having something new by Gibson to read alone is worth it but with imagery? Even better! The comic run prior to the upcoming graphic novel was released in May 2016 and has had rave reviews.
You can check out the trailer here:
The concept from the graphic novel stems from a screenplay which he had previously co-written with Michael St. John Smith and will feature art by both Butch Guice and Tom Palmer. It follows a story where a time traveler from an alternate 2016 tries to rewrite the past and jumps the reader to a 1945 Berlin where nothing is what it seems. It all flows through a machine called The Splitter which ends up creating an entirely new reality for those left alive to escape into.
This five-issue series is coming as a hardcover edition and there is also a television series in development.
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‘Archangel’ is set to be released on October 3rd, 2017.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter