Xenozoic by Mark SchultzOctober 14, 2010
“Welcome to the Xenozoic Age, a post-apocalyptic landscape where dinosaurs roam freely…and humanity is the endangered species!”
While we patiently await future Xenozoic Tales (& Hannah Dundee!) from the legendary Mark Schultz, here’s a new collection of the classic series for fans to pick up this November. I’ve got these in comic form, and Dark Horse’s previous TPB collections and still I’m mulling this one over, if to have the entire story in one collection, complimented by Flesk’s high production values. They never cease to impress.
Here’s Flesk’s solicitation information:
“What strange new world, to have such creatures in it!”
Forced into hiding by a global ecological cataclysm, humans emerge from their underground warrens half a millennium later to discover that the Earth has been totally transformed. All of the familiar flora and fauna are gone, replaced by a radically altered natural order populated by rampaging dinosaurs and strange, new creatures. It takes guts, grim determination, ingenuity and a whole lot of old-fashioned luck just to survive, much less thrive, in this alien wilderness—all qualities that ace mechanic Jack Tenrec, lovely scientist Hannah Dundee and their friends possess in abundance.
But even the worthiest of these hardy souls are hard-pressed to surmount the obstacles presented by their new homeland. And when those trials are further compounded by the underhanded and selfish actions of the cutthroat human scavengers they encounter, even the best equipped and bravest among them might not endure.
Xenozoic combines lush and richly realized ink-and-brush artwork with a pulp-fueled narrative to create an action-packed fantasy—an unrelenting adventure that also serves as a subtle cautionary fable concerning the unforeseen consequences that shortsighted present-day decisions might have upon future generations.
Xenozoic by Mark Schultz
introduction by Craig Elliott
352 pages, 8.5 x 11 in.
black and white
Pre-orders are available now at Flesk Publications.