While the headline might sound like a joke, I assure you, writer Matt Hawkins and artist Linda Sejic are dead serious. “Wildfire”, a new series from Image Comics’ Minotaur Press imprint, takes a realistic look at genetically modified food and how it might end in the apocalypse. Hawkins has proven his ability to work with deep and relevant scientific issues in his series “Think Tank”, and he’s looking to do it again this June with “Wildfire”.
From the press release:
Coming this June from Minotaur Press, Top Cow publisher Matt Hawkins (THINK TANK, TALES OF HONOR) teams up with artist Linda Sejic in a haunting story that gives a Sinclair-eque speculation of the future spoils of genetically modified food consumption.
Dan Miller is a plant biologist working with a small team perfecting an accelerated plant growth process. When things start to go wrong, Los Angeles finds itself careening toward unforeseen disaster.
“Wildfire came out of an obsession I had researching genetically modified food,” said Hawkins. “When I discovered that both pro and con are shamelessly lying and covering up facts I wanted to do something fun, but rooted in the core science of what they’re doing and the debate. This is basically a disaster story unlike any before!”
WILDFIRE #1 arrives in stores on 6/11, and will be available for $3.99. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code APR140497. Cover B, featuring art by Stjepan Sejic, can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code APR140498.