First Look At Kevin J. Anderson & Steven L. Sears’ ‘Stalag X’
It’s been said that the last defense of a prisoner of war is to find some way to appeal to the humanity of their captor. But that’s going to be very difficult in Stalag X, considering that the captors aren’t even human at all.
CraveOnline is proud to exclusively reveal that Vault Comics will publish Stalag X, the original graphic novel by acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy novelist, Kevin J. Anderson, and veteran screenwriter and producer Steven L. Sears, with art by Mike Ratera, chapter inserts by Damian Audino, and a cover by Dave Dorman. Stalag-X is expected to be published in late 2017.”.
Here’s the description from Vault Comics:
STALAG-X is a futuristic interpretation of classic POW/concentration-camp dramas such as The Bridge on the River Kwai, Stalag 17, Victory, and The Great Escape. The tone is dark, edgy, and personal. Not an epic about space wars and galactic fleets, but about people trying to survive in a lethal situation; in a concentration camp that removes the word “humanity” from the dictionary.
The backdrop is an interstellar war of genocide between Humanity and the deadly alien race known as the KRAEL. One prisoner—known only as “Joe Human”—is taken to a harsh P.O.W. camp on a distant planet. Humans will be examined, tortured and forced to endure experiments that rip into their very minds as the Krael seek to answer the question “What is ‘Human’?” A question that, in their hellish situation, the human prisoners are finding harder to answer.
But why? The Krael are already winning the war. They’ve pushed Earth back in battle after battle. They’ve never taken prisoners before—and, yet, STALAG-X exists. Why does Joe Human get the sense that the Krael are desperate and unsure of their victory? The key is here, perhaps the secret to reversing the direction of the war.
“Stalag X has such a great concept and gritty characters,” said Anderson. “Steve Sears and I have been developing this together, fleshing it into a story for a wide audience, not just hardcore science fiction fans. We’re very happy to be part of The Vault.” “Kevin and I have a fascination with the human condition,” added Sears. “Nothing strips the human spirit bare more than the brutality of a concentration camp. Kevin and I agreed when we started Stalag-X, if we’re going to do this, we’re not going to sugar coat it.”
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