A the heading informs you, comic book tag-team David Hine and Brian Haberlin — who worked together on both The Marked and Sonata — are returning to Image/Shadowline with their new series, Jules Verne’s Lighthouse.
Based on the writings of – you guessed it – Jules Verne, this five issue sci-fi mini-series will launch from Image/Shadowline with an extra length first issue.
“Jules Verne’s: Lighthouse is set at the edge of the galaxy, where there is a giant supercomputer known as the Lighthouse. The only brain powerful enough to navigate ships through a sargasso of naturally occurring wormholes, potentially cutting months or even years off a spaceship’s journey. Three humans, one alien, and a nanny bot have manned the remote station for years in relative peace until the arrival of Captain Kongre and his band of cutthroat pirates threatens the future of civilization and reveals that each of the Lighthouse crew has been hiding a shocking secret.
He who controls the Lighthouse controls this part of the galaxy.”
Here’s what writer David Hine said on the obvious influence and the development of their initial ideas:
“Brian introduced me to this lesser-known Jules Verne story of dastardly brigands and survival on a lonely, windswept island. We did the obvious thing and transformed it into an epic science-fiction tale of space piracy, wormholes, galaxy-spanning conflict and a glitchy but lovable robot called Moses.”
Artist Brian Haberlin added:
“Lighthouse is a story that has been in my orbit for years. It’s one of Jules Verne’s most interesting stories on an emotional/psychological level. David and I love playing with flawed characters and this story is simply full of them. A tale of survival and redemption, against all odds at the far corner of the universe!”
Look out for Jules Verne’s Lighthouse #1 Wednesday, April 14th from Image/Shadowline. And, well leave you with a first look at the debut issue: