THE FUSE #1 ignites reader enthusiasm
Posted on March 6, 2014 by Kat Salazar
ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) partnered with JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for THE FUSE, a new sci-fi crime series with attitude that’s been gaining praise and readers at a lightspeed pace. THE FUSE has burned through the initial overprint stock, and will be going into a second printing immediately! This new ongoing series is murder, mayhem, and mystery—22,000 miles straight up. Don’t miss out on the adventure.
Praise for THE FUSE:
"Space cops investigating space murders is the sort of synopsis that gets my attention, and so far Johnston and Greenwood appear to have the world-building skills and noir chops to back it up... If you're a fan of detective stories and sci-fi that's more gritty than glossy, it's worth a look."
—Laura Hudson, WIRED
"The Fuse thrusts us immediately into a future that seems grimy rather than shiny, and cold rather than optimistic, and it's an impeccable setting for a neo-noir... A must-read. 5/5"
—Jen Aprahamian, ComicVine
"This is ‘lived-in’ science fiction that develops itself slowly, through accumulation rather than explanation... By Issue #5 The Fuse will be what everyone's talking about. Why not get a head start? 4/5"
—Marykate Jasper, Comic Book Resources
"Crisp dialogue, fantastic milieu, intriguing mystery, involving and interesting characters... writer Antony Johnston and artist Justin Greenwood deliver it all in this one."
—Marc Mason, The Comics Waiting Room
"Detective Noir set in a space station? I'd buy that even if it wasn't by the guy who's quickly becoming one of my favorite writers. Pick of the week."
—Drew Bradley, Multiversity Comics
"The Fuse hits fast and hard, with unapologetic wit and a no-nonsense attitude... It’s clear that Johnston is playing his cards close to the chest, leaving many questions unanswered, keeping you hanging on to the final pages begging for more. 4/5"
—Bree Ogden, Bloody Disgusting
THE FUSE #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that THE FUSE #1 will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of THE FUSE #1 (Diamond Code JAN148309) will release on 4/2.
THE FUSE #2 will hit shelves on 3/19 and can be ordered with Diamond Code JAN140590. Keep an eye out for the special THE FUSE #2 variant by Riley Rossmo, which is available on the same day and can be ordered with Diamond Code JAN148144.
More of The Fuse
The Fuse #10
February 18, 2015
“GRIDLOCK,” Part Four What does terrorism look like on a space station? Klem and Ralph are about to find out—and so are you. You lucky readers. “Sets a new standard for the genre.”— Comics Alliance
The Fuse #9
January 14, 2015
“GRIDLOCK,” Part Three Feels like Klem and Dietrich can’t even interview someone without another two suspects popping up. But what’s this case really about? The billion-dollar future of gridlocking? Sibling rivalry? Everybody’s favorite motive, drugs? Or could it even be...SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY? Boom! Mind blown.
The Fuse #8
December 10, 2014
"GRIDLOCK," Part Two Turns out the gridlocker's death was no accident, and Klem for one is shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you, to discover this is a murder case. But it won't stop her going over The Wall, or even down into Smacktown, to find the killer!
The Fuse #7
November 5, 2014
- Story By: Antony Johnston
- Art By: Justin Greenwood
- Cover By: Justin Greenwood
- Variant Cover By: Jenny Frison
“GRIDLOCK,” Part One 22,000 MILES UP, THERE IS (STILL) NO BACKUP. They call it Gridlocking—maglev-bike races across the Fuse’s vast solar arrays. Fast, dangerous, and very illegal. When a gridlocker turns up dead, Klem and Ralph begin their own race to catch a killer! PLUS: Bonus backup strip “TABLOID” starts this issue!
The Fuse #6
July 30, 2014
“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Conclusion. THEIR FIRST CASE: SOLVED! Klem’s got it all figured out. But will she live to tell anyone? Can Ralph get to her in time? Who’s gonna get shot? And can someone, anyone, please explain why it’s called the“Russia shift”? Well, if you insist...
The Fuse #5
June 25, 2014
"THE RUSSIA SHIFT" Part Five
Two hobos murdered in cold blood. Homeless living in maintenance ducts. A high-flying mayor with a scandalous secret. Unreliable witnesses, lying suspects, and nothing but the cold vacuum of space outside. All in a day's work for MCPD Homicide... 22,000 miles straight up. Welcome to the Fuse.
The Fuse #4
May 28, 2014
“THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Four The bodies are starting to pile up. None of this case makes a lick of damn sense. Klem has a mysterious lunch date, and Ralph is starting to get ideas...ideas that will kill him faster than you can say, “On your knees, cop.”
The Fuse #3
April 23, 2014
"THE RUSSIA SHIFT," Part Three Whoever thought two dead bums could be such a pain in the ass? Now even the Mayor's office is under scrutiny, but even an old Muscovite like Klem Ristovych knows that's a whole new bag of hurt to be poking. And why the hell is Ralph researching terrorist groups?
The Fuse #2
March 19, 2014
"THE RUSSIA SHIFT,” Part Two
Two dead cablers. Two MCPD murder police. One of them is an FGU. One vic leads to Midway City Hall. The other leads into the cables of SOLAR 1. The LT is furious. I-SEEC won’t help them. But the ME can.
"Someone want to run all that by me again? In English?"
The Fuse #1
February 12, 2014
"THE RUSSIA SHIFT," Part One
Working homicide 22,000 miles up on an orbiting energy platform, in a five-mile-long jury-rigged steel city stuffed with a half million people, with no help from your so-called colleagues back on Earth, is more than tough...it's murder!
Cynical, foul-mouthed veteran ANTONY JOHNSTON (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) gets partnered with fresh-faced idealist JUSTIN GREENWOOD (Wasteland, Resurrection) for a new crime series with attitude! Murder, mayhem, and mystery—22,000 miles straight up.