Warren Ellis has shared a preview of his upcoming Image comic book with Declan Shalvey, Injection, on his newsletter. And reminds us what it’a all about.
Once upon a time, there were five crazy people, and they poisoned the 21st Century. Now they have to deal with the corrosion to try and save us all from a world going too weird to support human life.
INJECTION is the new ongoing series created by the acclaimed creative team of MOON KNIGHT. It is science fiction, tales of horror, strange crime fiction, techno-thriller and ghost story all at the same time. A serialised sequence of graphic novels about how loud and strange the world is getting, about the wild future and the haunted past all crashing into the present day at once, and five eccentric geniuses dealing with the paranormal and numinous as well as the growing weight of what they did to the planet with the Injection.
It was late morning when Adam made his way to the patio. He’d only stopped and cried once on the walk there, and didn’t even feel insulted as he saw the shoes and slippers of people just walking around him as he kneeled with his head on the thin carpet there. He watched an insect, some kind of tubby louse or beetle, crawl ahead of him on the plastic skirting board, its sectioned back fairly rippling with the thrill of beating one of the giant things that haunted his world at a foot race. Even as he shook and curled there, Adam found himself wondering what the journey was like for that fat little object. Humans must be so vast that they’d be difficult for the beady insect eye to focus upon. Towering blurs of things, terrifying and unpredictable natural disasters on the move. Finding yourself inside one of their buildings, like being trapped on a prison planet, the grubby polystyrene sky almost within scaling distance if you were prepared to give up a significant part of your life to such an insane task. If the creature made it outside again, it might be like emerging into orbital space, the next building as far away as the moon. It would take a human nine years to walk from the Earth to the moon. Wind as cosmic rays. Rain as meteor swarms.