If you’ve been looking for a “gritty new science fiction series” then you might want to check out ‘Port of Earth’ this coming November! The series is set to be brought to print by Image Comics and Top Cow Productions under the guiding hands of writer Zack Kaplan (‘Eclipse’) and artist Andrea Mutti (‘Rebels’,’Prometheus’). Kaplan has had a hit with ‘Eclipse’ and is no stranger to space so fans will be thrilled to hear of a new series in the works.
In this book, we’ll see the arrival of alien life on Earth but they aren’t here for war, peace, or to conquer. Instead, they have a business proposition. Their offer is for humanity to “open up a spaceport here on Earth in exchange for advanced technology.” Sounds like a solid plan for Earth’s future! That is, until the alien visitors break Port restrictions and wreak havoc in our cities. It then falls to the newly formed Earth Security Agency to hunt down and safely deport the dangerous rogue aliens back to the Port of Earth.”
Now, that sounds like a ridiculous and fun concept!
According to Kaplan:
“After exploring the solar apocalypse in ECLIPSE—which was just announced to be in development for TV, but more on that later—I’m thrilled to be tackling a unique alien arrival story with another amazing creative team!”
While I’m eager for ‘Eclipse’ to hit the small screen, I’m just as excited for new work by the writer because if it is half as good as his last run, then this will be a surefire hit!
As for Mutti’s view on working with Kaplan on the art end of the spectrum:
“My passion for sci-fi is very ancient, beginning when I was really young with Star Wars, Star Trek, Galactica, Space 1999, UFO, Alien, and dozens of other books and comics. I was like a black hole, reading and watching everything with aliens or spaceships with a sense of wonder at the unknown in the deep universe and all of its stars and planets…it’s amazing! I’m thrilled to be on PORT OF EARTH, such a cool project, full of great visuals, action, and an emotional touch; what else could a comic artist need?”
This is clearly a book that science fiction fans are going to be snagging with the creative team behind it.
Are you looking forward to checking out ‘Port of Earth’? Do you think it can end up as good as ‘Eclipse’? Share your thoughts below!
You can pick up ‘Port of Earth’ #1 this November from Image Comics!
Source: Image Comics.