David Duchovny is taking the subsequent logical step in anybody’s profession: he’s writing a comic book e book. Darkish Horse Comics has introduced Kepler, a brand new hardcover graphic novel co-written by Duchovny and Phillip Sevy, who can be drawing, coloring, and lettering the e book. The sci-fi graphic novel tells the story of the residents of an alien world, one much like Earth however the place homo sapiens didn’t change into the dominant type of life on the planet.
Right here’s how Darkish Horse describes Kepler:
When the Benadem, benevolent area gods, return to KEPLER, a planet the place homosapiens went extinct and different hominid species thrived, their arrival threatens to plunge the world into chaos. West, a 16-year-old Neanderthal woman, is thrust into the battle and is the one hope to forestall extinction. Her efforts, distinctive due to her combined hominid heritage, not solely change her life, but in addition reveal the cruel ambition and id of the gods themselves.
Within the custom of Planet of the Apes, Kepler is an allegorical thriller of environmental catastrophe, colonialism, faith, historical past, and adolescence informed by the eyes of a lonely outsider.
Kepler is the primary comics work for David Duchovny, who’s greatest often known as an actor for his portrayal of FBI Particular Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Information. Duchovny has additionally written a number of novels. The graphic novel marks the most recent Darkish Horse work from Phillip Sevy, who beforehand wrote and illustrated the sci-fi collection Triage for the writer.
Environmental themes have gotten a typical factor amongst Darkish Horse graphic novels of late. Quite a few current and forthcoming books from the writer’s Berger Books imprint, together with Cecil Castellucci, Flavia Biondi, & Fabiana Mascolo‘s Shifting Earth, James Romberger‘s Publish York, and Devin Grayson & Yana Adamovic‘s Rewild, all take care of local weather catastrophe in a method or one other.
The 112-page hardcover graphic novel Kepler is due out in comedian outlets on Wednesday, November sixteenth, and in bookstores the next Tuesday, November twenty second.