Friday, August 10, 2007

Xtnct: A dinosaur comic from Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell

Lately you would be forgiven thinking this site was all about dinosaurs in comics. Don't get me wrong, I love comics, it's just that there seems to be more news in the comic world lately than in the world of novels.

Anyway, I was looking up information about Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell and his involvement in the next season of Primeval when I stumbled across his blog. And lo and behold, right there on the front page was an advertisement for his new dinosaur graphic novel, Xtnct.

Here is the description from the publisher's web site.

EARTH, THE FAR FUTURE. ONLY A FEW HUNDRED HUMANS SURVIVE AND THEY WAGE A WAR AGAINST THEMSELVES, using genetically engineered plants and animals. Homo sapiens are on their way out and it looks like they’re taking the planet with them.

In the chaos a crack troop of GM dinosaurs are abandoned by their creator. Rex, Forest, Aviatrix, Trike and Raptor swear their revenge on ‘Father’ and all humanity. Their journey takes them across a dying planet, seeking out the remaining human enclaves and making them… XTNCT!

Written by acclaimed Doctor Who and Robin Hood script writer Paul Cornell and featuring the striking art of D’Israeli (Scarlet Traces) this unique collection comes complete with an introduction by the author and a selection of sketches from the artist.

Sadly, it appears the graphic novel is only available in Britain. Hopefully it will be exported across the pond in the near future.

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