Markosia Enterprises has announced the February print publication of the award-nominated digital series Future Primitive, with a special limited edition hardback set to debut at this year’s London Super Comic Con.
We plugged Future Primitive on its initial “digital first” release back in 2014, and our admiration for the project, created by British former Image and Marvel creator Kevin Gunstone and Serbian artist Slobodan “Bobann” Jovanovic, (with colours by Stefan Mrkonjic and Matteo Baldrighi, and lettering and design by Patrick Foster) remains undimmed. It’s a stunner of a book that you should really check out.
Future Primitive chronicles the epic story of a timeless Earth transformed by supernova radiation; where Kulkan, last warrior king of the Neanderthal ‘Skybearers’, faces the hostile threat of the rampaging Australopith ‘Moon Clan’. A lunar apparition has fuelled the Clan’s bloodlust, but the scientifically advanced Skybearers realize they are witnessing the first signs of the mutating supernova’s resultant shockwave – a devastating force that will one day obliterate the world it transformed.
Future Primitive is a spectacular, dynamic, and visionary stonepunk adventure that follows Kulkan’s battle to protect his civilization and preserve their ‘Memory of Being’; the sacred cave images that record the Skybearers’ history and myth – and which may provide the first clues to their eventual salvation…
The Future Primitive digital first title on Comixology has drawn rave reviews from top websites Geeks with Wives and Comic Crusaders who described it as: “a great comic” and “for the thinkers and students of the unorthodox, there probably isn’t a better title than this to get the brain juices flowing”. Top artist John Higgins, the creator of Razorjack, believes that the book “will soon become a classic of its genre.”
“I approached Harry Markos at LSCC with the Future Primitive proposal three years ago,” notes writer Kevin Gunstone , “so it’s fitting that the book should receive its print debut there. I feel that Future Primitive is the book I’ve always wanted to write; as it contains the type of ideas and characters that have fascinated me from an early age.”
• Future Primitive will be offered as a limited edition hardback (and softcover) at LSCC where Gunstone will be signing copies on both days. Future Primitive is also available digitally through Comixology and other digital outlets