It seems like we have been talking about this one for a long time now, but this Wednesday the wait will be over and readers all over the country can see for themselves why critics are raving about Joe Harris’ (‘THE TRIPPER’, ‘DARKNESS FALLS’) newest original comic book titled ‘GHOST PROJEKT’. Go back and read my 2 part interview with Joe where he talks in depth about creating the series, and then read on for the preview and why you should care.
WRITTEN BY: Joe Harris
ILLUSTRATED BY: Steve Rolston
Russia is often remembered from the shadow cast during the Cold War-era when every stranger was a spy, but now that the Cold War is long over, some things left behind from that era may not stay lost. An abandoned Soviet research facility somewhere in Siberia has been home to a strange and dangerous weapon that is now in the hands of thieves claiming it for their own. U.S. weapons inspector Will Haley has been assigned to find out what dangers the weapon poses and with the help of Russian agent Anya Romanova they will find the answers, but it will be far from easy.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
A lot has been said about Joe Harris’ newest limited series from Oni-Press over the past couple of months by many including us here at the site. It isn’t just because Joe paid us A LOT to say so either. Kidding aside though, the reason this little gem has gotten so much attention and heavy praise is because it is just that good. In a time when most stories feel like a bit of an abortion of ideas, where characters are ‘kinda sorta’ fleshed out, and the minor details of a story are considered little more than an after thought Joe Harris has done what most fail to do nowadays and that is to create a world of characters and details that all seem to have been given equal attention.
If you’ve read Joe’s 2 part interview with me (and if you haven’t I hate you! Nah, I’m just kidding, but you should really go do that.) you will know just how much research and detail he and his creative team did in order to create the story surrounding the characters much less writing the characters themselves. It is rare to read an original series and feel like you are in that universe yourself as you are reading through it, but perhaps that also has to do with the historical accuracy of many of the things going on within the story itself.
No bones about it: if ‘GHOST PROJEKT’ doesn’t land Joe Harris’ an Eisner then there has to be some absolutely jaw-dropping stuff coming out this year. (That or someone was drinking heavily while they were tabulating the votes) Get out there and buy this book, it’s as simple as that.
‘GHOST PROJEKT’ Issue #1 Drops This Wednesday From Oni-Press! (MSRP-$3.99)