Hello, dear readers! I’m still basking in the glow of a remarkable launch day for Copper Bottle, and I want to thank all of you for embarking on this journey with us.
Yesterday’s flurry of news has folks asking lots of questions about venue, format, schedule, and more. I’ll be doing a comprehensive FAQ post later in the week to answer all of these questions and paint a clearer picture of the nuts and bolts of Copper Bottle’s subscription service. Today, though, I’d like to share a tease of our forthcoming science fiction comic TERRORWAR!
THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO KILL IS FEAR ITSELF
Welcome to Blue City. After a few hundred years of climate mod blowback and orbital strikes, this is where everybody came. And I mean everybody. Every language on the planet, every food known to humans, every way of looking at the world, all mashed together into the last livable place on Earth.
How livable depends on what neighborhood you’re from. Some folks here spend their whole lives surrounded by servants and flowers. I grew up in the back of a broken down zataar mandu shop, listening to credit drones shred my neighbors to bioscrap when they couldn’t pay their bills.
But things got worse when the Terrors showed up.
They appeared out of nowhere a few years ago. No one knows what they are or where they came from. Some people think they’re aliens. Some people say ghosts. Others claim they’re the sins of Blue City come to life. Whatever they are, they’re ripping this last safe place apart. Burning up our loved ones and leaving behind piles of ash.
You don’t know they’re there until you feel it. Like something watching you from inside your own head. Then things around you start to…change. And not just in your mind. Stone and metal and flesh ripple and shift and twist into the shape of your worst fear. By the time most people realize whats happening, it’s too late. They’re burnt toast.
Not me, though. I’m one of a handful of people who can hear Terrors coming. One of the few whose weirdo brains can beat them back. I lead a team of others who can do the same. We don’t come from the pretty neighborhoods. We know Blue City is a stinking heap.
But it’s our heap.
I’m Muhammad Cho, Terrorfighter.
I’m here to kill your fears.
TERRORWAR, written by Saladin Ahmed and drawn by Dave Acosta with color art by Walter Pereyra and lettering by Shawn Lee, will be released this fall exclusively to Copper Bottle’s subscribers. Sign up for Copper Bottle below!