Dynamite Entertainment’s line of creator-driven titles featuring today’s top talent continues to grow with Grumpy Cat and Smuggling Spirits writer Ben Fisher’s The Great Divide! Created with his Smuggling Spirits collaborator, artist Adam Markiewicz, The Great Divide paints a terrifying picture of life without human contact, for fear of a bloody demise!
In The Great Divide, humanity awakens in the near future to the horrifying reality that the faintest touch from another’s skin results in agonizing death. The survivors isolate themselves, many driven mad by fragments of memories absorbed from the dead. But when a pair of thieves stumbles upon the means to save their species, they learn not everyone is eager to see the old world order restored…
“The Great Divide is set in a desperate, dangerous world. But at the heart of the book are two people struggling with the same basic question we all have: how do we find real connection with each other?” says author Ben Fisher. “That blend of high concept action and deeply personal motivation is fertile ground for storytelling, and Dynamite is the perfect platform for this series.”
“After working with Ben on our lighthearted Grumpy Cat comic series, we wanted to offer him a chance to do something of his own creation,” says Dynamite CEO/Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “When he turned in the pitch for The Great Divide, it was exactly the kind of thrilling horror-fueled science fiction we love here at Dynamite. It’s destined to be one of our standout original series of the year!”
Each issue of The Great Divide will also contain unique bonus digital content. The first issue will include a download code for “Teowawki,” a song about a doomsday prepper on a first date, written and performed by Ben Fisher.
A faux “Public Service Announcement” promotional poster warning of the health risks caused by the “Divide” will be included in Diamond shipments as advanced advertising for the series and additionally released in digital format.
Additional praise for The Great Divide:
“An original and compelling twist on the post-apocalyptic genre. A ‘must-read’ in every sense!” – Kevin Grevioux, writer/creator of Underworld and I, Frankenstein.
“Immediately compelling, a grabber of a story with eye-catching art, The Great Divide is a breath of post-apocalyptic fresh air!” – Victor Gischler, writer of Deadpool Corps, X-Men, and Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse.
The Great Divide #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ July 2016 Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in September. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of The Great Divide with their local comic book retailers. The Great Divide will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.