140 page graphic novel about what happens when mechs that powered down 800 years ago finally wake up. Created by Bracco/Mertz/Isenberg.
THE MONUMENTS is a 140 page, beautifully illustrated, mystery/adventure story from Oliver Mertz (FIRST LAW OF MAD SCIENCE, MAYBE SOMEDAY), Michael S. Bracco (THE CREATORS, NOVO), and Mike Isenberg (FIRST LAW OF MAD SCIENCE, FUBAR).
- Michael S. Bracco (The Creators, Novo) – Art/Script/Story
- Oliver Mertz (First Law of Mad Science, Maybe Someday) – Script/Colors/Letters/Story
- Mike Isenberg (First Law of Mad Science, FUBAR) – Story
The first chapter/issue of THE MONUMENTS was released in September 2018. Volume one was released on Kickstarter in April of 2021. And volume two is currently in production.
THE MONUMENTS is about a fantasy world in which four warring city-states are forced to come together to face a common enemy: giant mysterious mechs. Right before wiping out the entire civilization, the mechs all power down for no clear reason, leaving the survivors to rebuild their world together.
800 years later. The world has moved on. The city-states are now united as one nation: a land littered with massive robotic relics that serve as monuments to a long-forgotten war.
After centuries of dormancy, one of these long-frozen mechs suddenly powers up, revealing a man who is confused, misplaced in time, and still very much alive.