Years in the making, from the writers of Stan Lee's Lucky Man graphic novel, The Theory - A Twisted Sci-Fi is finally ready!
Spinning off from the cult hit Twisted Dark comes The Theory. Click on the link to read some stories!
The first volume is finished and ready to go! If you like Black Mirror, The Twilight Zone or stories that make you think - this is the comic for you.
What is it about?
Like Twisted Dark, The Theory is an interconnected series of short stories with twist endings. There are three main plot lines throughout the story which slowly come together as the series progresses.
Humans have achieved the seemingly impossible – faster than light travel.
Despite discovering hundreds and hundreds of planets that once contained intelligent life, not a single planet has been found where that life still remains. All these planets have one thing in common - the civilizations have been wiped out, either by accident or by design.
Linda is an Astroarchaeologist and her job is to find these dead civilizations and learn from them, so humans avoid the same fate.
As Linda discovers what happened to all the civilisations, she sees parallels for our own future but is nonetheless filled with hope for the past.
Jemm-r is a time traveller, part of a group whose mission is to reduce human suffering.
Common belief is that any small changes in history would adhere to the Chaos theory, with massive differences down the line.
The actual mathematics behind it show this is not the case. Incredibly a few hundred years later, almost no difference appears in the timelines. With this knowledge, Jemm-r’s team's mission is to travel in time and do minimal alterations to reduce human suffering throughout history. It is a truly noble profession.
Or is it?
The third plotline involves…well, that would be a spoiler and we’re simply not giving it away at this point. You’ll have to read it to find it out! :)
The Theory is written by Neil Gibson, illustrated by a rotating team of awesome artists, coloured by the brilliant Liezl Buenaventura and lettered by Justin Birch. The whole first volume is finished and ready to print.
There are a bunch of great reward tiers including T-shirts, the book and even your own bespoke story and art. All rewards above the 'digital level' also include an electronic copy of the book. If there is anything else you'd like, just email us and we can do add ons to the kickstarter! We hope you enjoy this series as much as we do.
Here is some sample art from the series:
“People ask me what my favourite story I have ever written is, my favourite ending or even which project I have enjoyed working on the most. They all have different answers but what I will say is that I think The Theory – A Twisted Sci-Fi is the best thing I have done so far, and I hope people will enjoy it.”
– Neil Gibson
Please do read the free sample stories and see what you think. We'd love to have you as a backer and be part of bringing this series to the world.
Book Details: Standard US Comic Book size 7" x 10" (17 x 26 cm), it is soft cover unless we reach our stretch goal and it is approximmately 150 pages.
Here is a look at the kickstarter exclusive cover:
Credits for volume 1
Justin Birch - Letterer (all stories)
Amrit Birdi - Illustrator: Quarantine
Phil Buckenham - Illustrator: Obsession, Battlesuit
Liezl Buenavenura - Colourist (all stories)
David Court - Co-Writer: Obsession and Battlesuit
Jake Elphick - Illustrator: Doesn't it Depress You?
Neil Gibson - Co-Writer: Obsession, Pandora, Battlsuit; Writer: Communication, No Recidivism, Deciding Our Future, A Night Lionel Could Not Forget, Quarantine, Everyone Deserves a Chance of Happiness, Doesn't it Depress You?
Forrest Helvie - Co-Writer: Pandora
Cem Iroz - Illustrator: Everyone Deserves a Chance of Happiness, No Recidivism
Davide Puppo - Illustrator: Deciding Our Future, Communication
Atula Siriwardane - Illustrator: A Night Lionel Could Not Forget
Jim Terry - Illustrator: Pandora
Risks and challenges
All stories bar one have been illustrated, and we are just finishing up the colouring and lettering. The remaining story should be finished by the time this campaign ends, meaning we can go straight to print as soon as we have all the backers names for the back of the book!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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