If evil were a disease, could one find a cure?

“Syndrome is a story about obsession, on a number of levels, as experienced by four characters who all come from different worlds and yet find themselves embroiled in this giant, impeccably simulated environment,” said creator Blake Leibel. “It’s the ultimate ‘backstage’ story, in that sense.”

Archaia and Fantasy Prone have teamed to bring a new hardcover graphic novel to stores in August, though those that want to get it sooner, can pick up a copy at the San Diego Comic Con.  As an added bonus, Archaia sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek that you can see after the jump.

To prove the harrowing hypothesis, a dangerous, enormously expensive series of experiments begin in a remote desert compound. Conceived by a rogue neuropathologist, financed by a big pharmaceutical billionaire, built by a perfectionist Hollywood production designer and populated by hard-working actors, the sprawling underground simulation at the story’s center is designed initially to measure the chemically assisted transformation of a single man: sadistic, condemned serial killer Thomas Kane, a lifelong predator turned unwitting guinea pig.

via Archaia


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1 Comment

  1. This actually looks really interesting, kind of like the Truman Show mixed with a little Synecdoche, New York and throw in a serial killer. Looks pretty cool and the artist does a good job making the lead girl (in the part we’re seeing) look sexy without being really trampy and even attractive when just wearing normal clothes. It’s piqued my interest, I’ll have to try to find a copy and give it a little look-see.

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