Image Comics Announces New Sci-Fi Graphic Novel, ‘Grip Of The Kombinat’

by Olly MacNamee

Simon Roy (Prophet, Habitat, First Knife) and Damon Gentry (Sabertooth Swordsman, Vinegar Teeth) are teaming up for a new science-fiction adventure in the upcoming Grip of the Kombinat original graphic novel coming this June from Image Comics.

In Grip of the Kombinat, two megacorporations wage an eternal tug-of-war for the ruins of our future solar system. Pulpy action, escalating unintended consequences, wry satire, and pure tomfoolery combine into seven potent chapters of comics entertainment.

Simon Roy had more to say about this new sci-fi graphic novel:

“This book was a real labor of love for Damon and me — we wrote the first story WAY back in 2015 over a rowdy weekend. Then, after much hemming and hawing, we decided to draw it together, between the two of us, in 2017. Once the first piece of the puzzle was complete, we would meet up each year for weekend-long benders and write/thumbnail a few stories at a time. A process that was bad for the liver and lungs, but magic on the page.” 

Gentry added:

“Grip of the Kombinat is a love letter to the big beautiful wide world of science fiction. We dug deep on all our favorite genre fiction, ripped out their guts and wet-slapped them together to create a terrifying Frankenstein (the doctor, not the monster).”

Grip of the Kombinat is best described as an unholy lovechild of Verhoeven and Asimov and a must-read for science fiction fans.

Grip of the Kombinat will be available on Wednesday, June 8th and in bookstores on Tuesday, June 14th.

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