Chuck Austin is returning to comics next week (September 15th), with an all-new creator-owned series, EDGEWORLD. The former Miracle Man and X-Men writer Chuck Austen is back with an all-star team for the series that promises a heady mix of Firefly, Westworld, and Deep Space Nine, and we’ve got a first look inside.
The new series, coming to Comixology originals lineup, will team Austen with Spider-Girl’s Patrick Olliffe, colorist Lee Loughridge, letterer Jodi Wynne, and editor Bis Stringer- Horne. EDGEWORLD follows Killian Jess; a former intergalactic soldier turned magistrate who works to protect the planet Pala with one of its native beings, Cheela.
Together, Jess and Cheela must defend the backwater world from the usual kinds of threats a planet on the edge of known space usually faces—seedy criminals, alien aggressors, military expansionism. But Pala’s problems are amplified due to the fact that Pala sits underneath a massive wormhole unlike any other in the galaxy, a riftgate promising interstellar access unlike anything seen. In order to avoid the spotlight Pala has now been put under, the duo has to come together to save the world from being torn apart by outside interests and hidden threats.
In a press release, exclusive to the website io9, Austen said about the project,
“Pat Olliffe and I had worked together before at Marvel on a couple projects and enjoyed the process, me writing, him drawing, us collaborating on look, scenes, and mood. We’d talked before about working together again, but I’d left comics. One day we both finally realized, ‘Hey! Why don’t we create a comic for ourselves? Just for fun?’ One rocket-sled ride later, and here we are. We never created this to sell to a publisher. We created it to create, and that was very freeing.”
Series artist Olliffe added,
“This has been a project long in the making. Chuck and I have been wanting to work together on something like this for years and are thrilled to finally have it come together.”
Chuck Austen’s surprise return to comics with Edgeworld #1—the first of the five-part series will be available exclusively on Comixology and Kindle starting September 15th, either for purchase or for free if one is a member of Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and Comixology Unlimited.
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