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Illustrated by Fabrizio Ugolini
Published by Heavy Metal Entertainment
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



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About The Book

“2449 - Our depiction of this future has a very 1920’s vibe. Everything from the fashion, to the cars, to the architecture, even the technology, feel decidedly less “futuristic.” While technology still plays an integral role in our story and the world, we have purposely toned it down substantially, instead choosing to focus on refining a few key innovations.” - Morgan Rosenblum

“The goal was to create a unique and unusual future, one that might actually feel more like an alternate reality or vivid dream.” - Matthew Medney

The year is 2449 - Abel Kane, an accomplished writer, witnesses a murder. But when he discovers the victim was a machine in a “skin suit”, his life is turned upside down. Its mere existence is either an anomaly or part of a surreptitious takeover. Soon Abel finds himself caught in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. The more he investigates, the more he begins to fear he might be the only human left.

Created by: Hero Projects

Written By: Morgan Rosenblum & Matthew Medney

Story By: Matthew Medney & Morgan Rosenblum, Voodoo Bownz, Jonny Handler

Pencils: Fabrizio Ugolini

Inker: Fabrizio Ugolini, Onofrio Orlando, Salvatore Di Marco

Colorist: Anna Volcan

Created By: Herø Projects

Produced By: Herø Projects & Tomato Farm

Published By Heavy Metal

About The Authors


Morgan Rosenblum is an award winning and best-selling comic book author, best known for his breakthrough fantasy original graphic novel series, Winds of Numa Sera (Dark Horse). Morgan currently works as Managing Editor and Art Director at the iconic Heavy Metal magazine, where he has played a large role in the brand's recent resurgence.  He also co-founded Herø Projects (alongside Heavy Metal CEO Matt Medney), a burgeoning custom comics company, where he presides as the Chief Creative Officer building original comics and story-based content for the likes of Sony, Live Nation, and Disney, to name a few. With other new titles in development and already signed to major publishers, Morgan is quickly establishing himself as a hot commodity creator in the industry.

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Matthew Medney is the CEO of the generational & legendary Heavy Metal Magazine, and co-founded Boutique Storytelling Company, Herø Projects where he also still presides as CEO. Leading the charge at two genre focused brands, Matthew spends most of his time thinking about the unknown. 

A graduate of the University Of Massachusetts at Amherst's Isenberg School of Management, Matthew started his career in the live events space, operating as a tour & production manager, traveling across 45 countries producing over 200 shows for concerts such as Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival & Lollapalooza.
"A Prolific Writer" (Variety) with the ultimate goal of looking to expand minds and engage readers through high concept Science Fiction, Medney has authored best selling works such as his hard sci-fi novel Beyond Kuiper: The Galactic Star Alliance and the graphic novel Dark Wing. In addition, he has penned multiple comic books including The Red, and his highly anticipated forthcoming work The Adventures of Adrienne James, which can best be described as "female Indiana Jones - in space" - SYFY  

Other notable comic and graphic novel works Medney has helmed include work done in collaboration with bands and music festivals such as the largest Hip Hop Festival in the world Rolling Loud, Grammy award winning musician Shaggy, along with other notable talents such as NGHTMRE, Pegboard Nerds, Riot, and Insomniac's Events.

About The Illustrator


Fabrizio Ugolini is an Italian illustrator graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino (Italy) and furthers his studies at the International Comics School in Florence (Italy) under the direction of Marco Bianchini.

He pencilled “Gemini” for the publisher Panini Comics as part of the mini-series “Europa”, centered around a team of Italian Marvel superheroes and produced by Marvel Italia.

He also pencilled three issues of “The Savage Sword of Conan” for Marvel France.
Beside his work as a comic book artist, Fabrizio also worked as a storyboard artist for several tv commercials, films and music videos.

Fabrizio is currently based in Pesaro, Italy

Product Details

  • Publisher: Heavy Metal Entertainment (September 27, 2022)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781955537261

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