Red 5 Comics takes a ride through history in Verge this August.
New York City of the near future is the world’s greatest melting pot where European expats live next to Latinos who live next to African-Americans who live next to émigré’s from around the world who live next to vikings and cavemen and Roman citizens. These refugees from the worst disasters in human history have been rescued and given a new home, and now someone has to police them and keep all the different cultures from fighting one another. That’s the job of Detective Connie Liu and she does it well. When a group of samurai are found murdered most the police chalk it up to regular clan fighting, but Connie suspects someone has is targeting the refugees. Finding out who and why will mean finding the answer to the question that has plagued the world since the time refugees appeared … what is the Verge?
“Verge is a story that combines two genres I love: sci fi and history. There’s so many amazing characters and civilizations in the past, but each of them are a result of their own unique philosophies and cultures, isolated from each other by hundreds of years and thousands of miles,” creator Bryce McLellan explained, “Verge is a ‘what if’ scenario: what if all these people were thrown together into the turbulent melting pot of New York City? In the first Issue of Verge three Samurai are killed, and the main suspect is a Viking. This leads to a violent collision between these two groups; and Detective Connie Liu has to navigate both cultures if she’s to find the truth.”
McLellan and artist Silvio dB will unleash the world of Verge in four monthly issues this fall starting in September 2021 from Red 5 Comics.