Warren Ellis has been talking about his new Supergod project for Avatar Press, which launches in October.
“I think of it as the third leg of a superhero-fiction trilogy, following Black Summer and No Hero,” he reveals on his web site. This one is much more of a science-fiction piece.”
In the world of Supergod, superhumans are the ultimate expression of the Messiah complex, and scientists can build Messiahs who will fly down from the skies to save the world. Unfortunately, no-one thought about how they’d save the world — or even if they’d want to…
So begins the apocalyptic tomorrow of Supergod — the story of how supermen killed us all and ended the world just because we wanted to be rescued by human-shaped things from beyond Science itself.
“Take every superhero comic ever published, shove them into a nuclear-powered blender, soak it in bad vodka and set the whole thing alight — and Supergod will crawl out and eat your brain,” Warren assures us.
In addition to the standard cover for #1 above, there will be various variant covers including a wraparoud and an “extremely pure and pious” Church of Supergod variant cover.
• Watch out for more info over at warrenellis.com.