War is over, democracy an illusion, real power now lies not with nation-states but huge corporations engaged in a silent war for global domination. Their number one weapon: highly-skilled, technologically-enhanced operatives trained since childhood to pledge their allegiance to the corporate flag. But what happens when one such operative breaks free of his mental chains and decides to bring the whole system down? Can one “Ronin” make a difference?
One-time Entertainment Weekly’s “Man of the Year,” Peter Milligan was at the forefront of the revolution in comics which were created for a more sophisticated, adult audience. Shade the Changing Man for Vertigo offered a skewered look at American culture, while Enigma, Face and Rogan Gosh pushed the boundaries of what comic books could do. The hugely-popular X-Statix was a radical reworking of the X-Man paradigm, described by Kevin Smith (CLERKS) as “the most well-observed scholarly analysis of media-manipulation filtered through a pop-culture lens ever committed to the page.” Milligan is currently working on other film, comic and non-comic book projects.