THE FUSE #3 variant cover by Jamie McKelvie announced
Posted on March 25, 2014 by Kat Salazar
Antony Johnston (UMBRAL, Wasteland, Daredevil) and Justin Greenwood’s (Wasteland, Resurrection, Stumptown) new sci-fi crime series with attitude THE FUSE will feature a variant cover by artist Jamie McKelvie (THE WICKED + THE DIVINE, Young Avengers) for its forthcoming third issue.
"Even though Jamie is taller, younger, and better looking than me, I find it hard to resent him because he's so damn good,” said Johnston. “I've had the privilege of watching him develop over the years into one of modern comics' premier talents, especially for his cover and design work, and this awesome cover for The Fuse shows why. I have no doubt it will be our most ordered variant yet, which will only serve to further swell his big, tall head. Dammit."
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
THE FUSE #1 and #2 are still in stock and available to order with Diamond Code JAN148309 and Diamond Code JAN140590 respectively for those just discovering this exciting new science-fiction series.
THE FUSE #3 will hit shelves on 4/23 and can be ordered with Diamond Code FEB140603. Keep an eye out for the special THE FUSE #3 variant by Jamie McKelvie, which is available on the same day and can be ordered with Diamond Code FEB148223.
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.