Kasra Ghanbari and Menton3 have created a sprawling, terrifying world with Monocyte, and next week brings the grand finale to this wonderful mini-series. We’re obsessed with this book here at BD, and we cannot recommend it enough.
The series is set in the future, in a world devoid of life, save for two long feuding immortal races who have claimed the world as their own. The figure of Death calls upon his long forgotten necromancer, Monocyte, to put an end to immortality, and introduce death into the world once again. “Monocyte” is a grim and beautiful story unlike anything you’ve ever read before. The writing is poetic, and the artwork is simply breathtaking. You can see the details for the oversized collected edition below, as well as the preview for the final issue which hits shops May 16th, 2012 from IDW.
WRITTEN BY: Kasra Ghanbari and Menton3
ART BY: Menton3, Chris Newman, and Ben Templesmith
RELEASE:: May 16
The world is in in chaos. Monocyte makes his way to Azrael as the human slaves are freed! Series conclusion with art by menton3 (ZvR: Aventure, Silent Hill) and co-written by Kasra Ghanbari with an incentive cover by world-renowned fine artist Phil Hale and side stories by legendary fine artist/illustrator Barron Storey (Sandman: Endless Nights) and superstar horror writer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night, Criminal Macabre).
News on the oversized collected edition, which sounds amazing:
The MONOCYTE collected edition will be a 224-page oversized 9×13.5″ hardcover out in July with 60+ pages of new content. It’s in May Previews for pre-ordering (#MAY120462) and will include the series prequel that was previously only available digitally, all 4 issues, all 8 side stories, and all 12 covers. This includes art by Ashley Wood, Bill Sienkiewicz, George Pratt, Phil Hale, Barron Storey, Ben Templesmith, Riley Rossmo, Christopher Mitten, David Stoupakis, and Chris Newman.
The 60+ pages of new content will be filled in part with art contributions by some amazing comic book and fine artists/sculptors such as Scott Radke, Matthew Bone, Guillermo Rigattieri, Richard A. Kirk, Alberto Ruiz, Tim Roosen, David Stoupakis, Richard Friend, Toby Cypress, and many more.