Posted on May 6th, 2018
“Imagine if sunlight burned you alive.”
In the near future, a mysterious solar event has transformed the sun’s light into deadly immolating rays. The world’s few survivors now live in nocturnal cities. But a killer emerges who uses sunlight to burn his victims, and when he targets the daughter of a solar power mogul, it falls to a disillusioned solar engineer to protect her.
The ragged survivors of New York live nocturnally, herding underground to survive. I was stunned by how realistic their tragic lives felt. The post- apocalyptic solar wasteland provides a terrifying backdrop for an unfolding murder mystery.
The original story is advanced through the hyper- detailed artwork of Giovanni Timpano, employing a style somewhat reminiscent of Moebius or Geoff Darrow. The evocative coloring of Betsy Gonia turns up the heat, as Zack Kaplan’s story crawls toward a final, burning resolution.
Religious messages scrawled in blood, high tech iceman suits, and a world scarred by the sun itself make for a provocative and unforgettable read. If you like apocalyptic sci- fi, don’t miss “Eclipse” from Image Comics!