Dark Horse Books is proud to present the new sci-fi thriller Kepler. The hardcover graphic novel is co-written by actor and author David Duchovny (X-Files, The Reservoir) and comics veteran Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, Triage), with illustration, letters, and colors by Sevy.
When the Benadem, benevolent space gods, return to KEPLER, a planet where homosapiens went extinct and other hominid species thrived, their arrival threatens to threaten the world into chaos. West, a 16-year-old Neanderthal girl, is thrust into the conflict and is the only hope to prevent extinction. Her efforts, unique because of her mixed hominid heritage, not only change her life, but also reveal the merciless ambition and identity of the gods themselves.
In the tradition of Planet of the Apes, Kepler is an allegorical thriller of environmental disaster, colonialism, religion, history, and adolescence told through the eyes of a lonely outsider.
The Kepler hardcover will be in comic shops November 16th, 2022 and bookstores November 29th, 2022. It is available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Nobleand at your local comic shop and bookstore. Kepler will retail for $19.99.
Praise for Triage and The Reservoir:
“Triage is a fast-paced sci-fi fish out of water tale with compelling characters and huge mysteries.” – The Brazen Bull on Triage
“Triage #1 from Phillip Sevy and Dark Horse is for anyone looking for high-concept story told through high-weirdness art.” – Monkeys Fighting Robots on Triage
“A slim, compelling tale of a man on the brink.” Kirkus Review on The Reservoir
“This intelligent effort further burnishes Duchovny’s status as a gifted novelist.” – Publisher’s Weekly on The Reservoir