Dark Horse have announced that their monster-packed series Gamma will be returning from Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas.
This “dark parody of popular Saturday morning monster media” first appeared in Dark Horse Presents, was then collected in a one-shot, and now will appear as a pre-quel series inspired by kaiju cinema and “imported Japanese children’s classics”.
The story itself follows a young monster trainer named Dusty Ketzchemal who has “failed upward” in life.
Dark Horse explains:
Gamma begins in the early seventies in the Philippines, a few years since the Great Sentai War, a world war that ravaged cities across the planet, but established a new world order. The new world is run by The Guardian Force, a military organization that uses super-powered super suit wearing teenagers to patrol the planet and protect it from a plague of monsters. Dusty, Sandy, and Crash are orphans living in the post-war Philippines, kids left behind by parents who could not feed them. The three hustle every day to catch monsters, trading them or selling them, or eating them.
Gamma #1 (of four) goes on sale September 26, 2018, and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop.
Gamma is co-written by Ulises Farinas and Erick Freitas with Farinas providing interior and cover art with Melody Often on colors.