Yesterday, ComiXology debuted the original graphic novel, The Dark, written by Mark Sable, with art by Kristian Donaldson.
The Dark features two unforgettable protagonists: a U.S. marine whose eyes were destroyed in combat and healed using advanced biotech, allowing him to return to the field on a dangerous retrieval mission, and an intelligence operative turned spy, who is a trans woman seeking to further her transition using cutting edge – and stolen – biotech. They’ll travel across a world which has been rocked by a terrorist tech plague and mass blackouts to uncover a conspiracy that could change all of humanity.
The Dark was initially inspired by the work writer Mark Sable’s work with The Atlantic Council’s Art of The Future program, where he helps the military, intelligence and scientific communities envision the future of conflict. “The Art of the Future puts writers, filmmakers, game designers and other creatives together with military and intelligence officials and scientists to help envision the future for policy makers,” said writer Mark Sable. “While participating in brainstorming sessions with this think tank, two of the greatest concerns for the near-future were cyberwarfare and unchecked bio-technology. I first wrote The Dark as a short story and when I saw Kristian Donaldson’s new computer rendered artwork, I knew we needed to tell this story together as a graphic novel.”