SURGEON X is a cut above the rest

September 29, 2016

The new series launches to critical-acclaim and is sent back to print

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated new series by Sara Kenney, John Watkiss, and edited by industry legend Karen Berger, SURGEON X, launched to overwhelming critical acclaim and is being sent back to print in order to keep up with increasing customer demand.

SURGEON X explores a bleak future where a far-right British government, an antibiotic apocalypse, and a gruesome murder result in the birth of Surgeon X and her renegade practice. Extreme times call for extreme medicine.

Kenney, acclaimed documentary, factual drama, and animation filmmaker (Angels and Ghosts), master artist Watkiss (Sandman, Conan, Deadman) and Berger, award-winning and Vertigo-founding editor, have stitched together a unique, darkly comic medical thriller, which will horrify and delight in equal measure.


SURGEON X #1, 2nd printing (Diamond Code AUG168926) and SURGEON X #2 (Diamond Code AUG160672) will be available on Wednesday, October 26th. The final order cutoff for retailers is Monday, October 3rd.


Select praise for SURGEON X:

“Horrifying.” —io9

Surgeon X is everything you could want from a new creator-owned series, nuanced writing, incredible artwork and a premise that hooks you instantly and won't let you go. It's disturbing in the best way. Karen Berger has always been a visionary and with Surgeon X and it looks like she's found another genius in Sara Kenney!" —Jeff Lemire

“What do you get if you cross a far-right British government with an antibiotic apocalypse and a gruesome murder?” —BLASTR

“Taut, fast-paced and visceral, Surgeon X is a book whose time has come, one that looks ahead to a medical and environmental apocalypse that is all too plausible. With echoes of V for Vendetta, Surgeon X is an intellectual thriller that delivers both action and brains.” —G. Willow Wilson

“Expect great things.”—WIRED

“A fantastic, gripping debut—and chillingly possible glimpse of a not too distant future. Read it before it's reality." —Brian Azzarello