William Gibson Writes His First Comic, Archangel, With Artist Butch Guice For IDW

“Mike and I have been amazed by how readily this material discovers itself, in a medium neither of us have worked in before. But with IDW (not to mention Butch’s brilliant art) that’s just seemed to roll right along. And somehow, from sitting around, a couple of years ago, talking about Nazi flying saucers, the OSS, and postwar Berlin, here we are. Excited.” – William Gibson, for Bleeding Cool.

William Gibson is a true legend. Author of books such as Neuromancer, The Difference Engine and Pattern Recognition, he is not just a sci-fi writer but has created sci-fi genres, predicted the rise of the internet, reality TV and social marketing. In 1999, the Guardian called him “probably the most important novelist of the past two decades”. They’re right, he was. Still is.

At San Diego, it was announced he’d be writing a comic, Archangel, with artist Butch Guice, from IDW Entertainment. About American politicians leaving the planet to create a new reality they can equaly control… and corrupt.

And now it has come to pass. Archangel #1 will be solicited for sale in May. Here is the information that comic stores will be getting.

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Archangel #1

William Gibson (w) • Butch Guice (a) • Tula Lotay (c)

Science Fiction Superstar William Gibson comes to comics! The U.S. political leaders of 2016 abandon the radioactive planet they’ve destroyed and harness the power of humanity’s last hope: The Splitter, a colossal machine designed to manufacture a bright new reality for them to infiltrate and corrupt.

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Archangel #1—Subscription Variant

William Gibson (w) • Butch Guice (a & c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Archangel #1—European Theatre Variant

William Gibson (w) • Butch Guice (a) • Davide Fabbri (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

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Archangel #1—Paperback Variant

William Gibson (w) • Butch Guice (a) • James Biggie (c)

FC • 40 pages • $4.99

  • William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and one of the most influential science fiction writers of the last 30 years, makes his comic book debut with this all-new, original story!
  • Joining Mr. Gibson for this comic book event are fan-favorite artists Butch Guice (interiors) and Tula Lotay (covers)!

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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