Shrapnel: Hubris is the follow up to Shrapnel: Aristeia Rising, the acclaimed science fiction comic series published by Radical, written by M. Zachary Sherman, and co-created by Mark Long and yours truly.
The Shrapnel series tells the story of a war across our solar system, colonists on terraformed worlds rising up against the expansionist Solar Alliance.
Wired described it as "a mash-up of some of my favorite things: take Gattaca, throw in two parts Halo and a little bit of Greek mythology and Joan of Arc, and you’re getting close. And paired with Bagus Hutomo’s eye-popping paint-like illustrations, and you’ve got a recipe for a compelling graphic novel."
Reviews for Aristeia Rising were excellent:
"An intense and intelligent story partnered with art that makes your eyes drool." --Ain't It Cool News
"Hardcore science fiction fans should not miss this." --IGN
"It is, in a word, epic." --The Scoop"What a great book! Radical hits another one out of the park with this 48-page premiere issue." --Comic Book Page
"Overall Grade: A. SHRAPNEL delivers a high octane future war story with characters that you want to know. Run out to your local store and get this book." --Comics And...
"Honestly, this is one the best books I've reviewed." --Comics Bulletin
"SHRAPNEL epitomizes everything that sci-fi comics should be." --Twelve Fingers
Now for Shrapnel: Hubris, Clinnette Minnis and I have taken over the writing duties from Zack, and though it's a tall order to live up to the excellent work he did, we've taken a crack at it, and advance reviews have been very positive:
"Lord, this is epic. If you thought the first volume of the Shrapnel series was intense, brutal, and dark, just wait until you get your hands on its follow up. If the first issue is any indication of what's to come, then we all must prepare for a firefight. This was such an amazing launching pad, setting up the tremendous space opera that is about to land on comic shops over the next few months." --Comics Bulletin
"Definitely worth the read." --Graphic Policy
"[Hubris] continues the high quality storytelling and artwork that made Aristeia Rising such a compelling and engrossing read... Writers Sagan and Minnis manage to craft a continuation of the intelligently plotted and character driven Aristeia Rising that looks to expand not only on the setting and playing field of its protagonists to colonies beyond Venus, but its intelligent commentary on relevant real world issues in a new and fresh way as well." --Comic Book Bin
Hope you'll check us out on Wednesday. You can buy a copy at your local comic store. And if you'd like to catch up with the story so far, you can order the Aristeia Rising graphic novel from Radical Publishing or Amazon.