Creator and executive producer of NBC’s Emerald City and Siberia, Matthew Arnold, is making his graphic novel debut with sci-fi story, Eden, to be illustrated by DMZ co-creator Riccardo Burchielli.
“Eden is a story about starting over. When a new law declares that convicted criminals should be cryogenically frozen instead of jailed, society thinks it has found a more humane way to deal with inmates. But when a senator, accused of a horrible crime, is imprisoned under this new system, she will have to face a bizarre and frightening reality, unlike anything she can imagine.
In the graphic novel, two convicts, senator Anna Croft, and her sheriff husband, Ben, are sentenced to twenty-five years to life in a newly constructed cryogenic penal facility for a crime they claim they didn’t commit. Due to a malfunction, however, Anna, Ben and a few others are accidentally released. Once free, the escapees discover that they’ve been frozen for thousands of years, and are the only survivors in a catastrophic future, where prehistoric creatures walk the Earth once more. Given a second chance, the fugitives are forced to create a new society and must decide whether or not to release the rest of the imprisoned criminals in order to survive. Under Anna’s leadership, can these ‘bad seeds’ actually seed a new and better world, or are they doomed to repeat the mistakes of humanity’s checkered history?”
This high-concept, thought-provoking graphic novel is out March 29th 2022 from comiXology Originals with colours by Luca Salce, and lettering by Ed Dukeshire.
“At the heart of this story is an exploration of forgiveness and redemption. In our social media / insta-news world, we can often make snap judgements in the court of public opinion about a person, often times on the worst day of their lives. The question the novel asks is whether true forgiveness can ever be achieved. And do we judge people on their pasts or their presents?” – Matthew Arnold
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