Kevin Gunstone’s “Future Primitive” Gets New Print Edition from Markosia

Future Primitive Hard Cover Edition

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 #1 - Sample Page

A stunning spread from the first issue of Future Primitive.

A stunning spread from the first issue of Future Primitive.

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 Soft Cover Edition

Future Primitive Soft Cover Edition

• 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

• Web: | Find Future Primitive on Facebook | Follow Future Primitive on Twitter: @FPrimitiveComic

• Kevin Gunstone is on Twitter

• Slobodan “Bobann” Jovanovic is on DeviantArt – or check out his blog (in Serbian)


The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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