Since the days of ‘The New Adventures of Hitler’ through the Doom Patrol, JLA, X-Men, Superman and beyond, Grant Morrison has developed a cult following and for good reason. By blending psychedelic visuals with the every day, Morrison’s writing have tapped into a unique corner of the comic book medium and his choice of collaborators has always been impressive,
In his latest project, Annihilator, Grant Morrison and Frazer Irving have reunited for possibly one of the most bizarre adventure stories. Combining creatures from black holes, fictional realities and the pressure of writing under deadline… this creator-owned book belongs on your radar.
Via Newsarama: Wednesday Legendary Comics released the first image by artist Frazer Irving from writer Grant Morrison’s upcoming all-new comic book projected called Annihilator.
Legendary reports more information including a release date will be forthcoming. Until then, here’s an in-depth interview with Morrison along with his editor Bob Schreck (and a video interview below) about the project from last fall’s New York Comic Con.
Hellraising screenwriter Ray Spass has one last chance to restore himself to former glory as he struggles to write a new studio tent-pole movie, Annihilator. The film centers around the adventures of Max Nomax, a sci-fi anti-hero caught in an epic struggle against the authoritarian artificial life form Vada and it’s chief assassin, Jet Makro.
But when Max Nomax appears in real-life, Ray thinks it’s a side effect of the brain tumor he was recently diagnosed with. Despite all logic, Nomax is real, having escaped from an impossible prison with no memory. Ray’s tumor is the key—it contains all Nomax’s adventures, downloaded into Ray’s head before Nomax escaped.
Ray needs to finish his screenplay in order to get the information out of his head and shrink the tumor. Nomax needs Ray to finish his screenplay so he can remember who he is, what ultimate crime he has committed, how to defeat Vada and save the universe from annihilation – if the unstoppable Jet Makro doesn’t reach Nomax and Ray first.