EARTH 2717: THE 3RD GOLDEN AGE Building a better tomorrow today… The planet we call home slowly dies beneath us. Most humans now live in teeming surface “Terrarium Cities,” off world colonies or orbiting space stations. All of earth’s resources have been depleted. All corporations, nations and technologies have merged into THE CONGLOMERATE.
Dishonorably discharged from the Conglomerate’s elite Enforcer Corps, Jon is doing a job too lowly for a robot. He leaps at the chance to go on a peaceful, first contact mission to an untainted world. Playing armed babysitter to Samantha, the daughter of a powerful Conglomerate executive shouldn’t be too hard. What could go wrong?
For Jon, it’s a relief to get away – on an easy assignment protecting a couple of do-gooders visiting a peaceful new planet. For Samantha, it’s a mission to change the world. For Jasson, it’s a chance to put his theories to the test.
Being marooned on Anomaly where technology doesn’t work, the terrain is lethal and the creatures even more so, Jon quickly learns he’s not the man he once was. Dark secrets surround the various species that call this world home. Jon’s actions here have the potential to ripple across the void of space, and touch everything in it… Maybe even the Conglomerate…
But when Anomaly sprouts synthetics-eating viruses, flesh-eating mutants and deadly magic, it becomes a race against which form of death will come first. Who will survive? Who will return?
Join us on an adventure that reclaims our humanity and saves a world!
ANOMALY: The Graphic Novel combines an amazing Sci-fi/Fantasy story with over 300 pages of fully painted artwork, professional voice acting and hundreds of informational touch points to create an immersive multimedia experience of unparalleled proportions.
At the heart of this adventure is a cast of 15 actors, drawn from FILM, TELEVISION and VIDEO GAMES, lending their amazi
ng voice talents to bring over 90 speaking roles to life!
“A spectacular work whose storytelling looks and feels like a movie. Loaded with impressive painted visuals, an exciting story that fleshes out its characters and their very well-developed worlds, and a very engaging cast, this one’s a winner from start to finish.”
- Publishers Weekly starred review
“A meaty, sophisticated book filled with epic story and art that reads like a movie.”
– Todd McFarlane
“Loaded with offbeat characters and idiosyncratic socio-structures, Anomaly does a smashing job of bringing u s back to the fundamentals of humanity.”
- Ridley Scott
“Stunning… Anomaly demands respect and awe from the reader and kicks the next generation of entertainment media into high gear.”
- Bill Sienkiewicz
- 316 Pages / 1500 Panels of Epic Sci-fi/Fantasy Story
- 3.5 hours of Professionally Voice Acted Audio
- Over 175 Informational Touchpoints to learn the story behind the story
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*** FEATURING ACTORS YOU KNOW AND LOVE!!! ***
Vincent Corazza, Olivia D’Abo, Dave Fennoy, Ryan Cooper, Nana Visitor, John Bentley, Hudson Leick, Richard Doyle, Lauren Storm, Joseph Culp, Anthony Cistaro, David Lodge, Molly Hagan, Keith Szarabajka & Vic Polizos. Don’t just take our word for it. IMDB them!
*** MORE BACKSTORY CONTENT THAN MOST BOOKS HAVE AS ITS MAIN COURSE!!! ***
Over 175 TOUCHPOINTS bring an ADDITIONAL 100 PAGES of back story to life with DOZENS of ORIGINAL PAINTED IMAGES, SKETCHES, and 3D RENDERS.
In the year 2717, an interplanetary first contact mission to an unexplored, sentient-inhabited planet dubbed Anomaly unwittingly finds itself set up by a corrupt government official who, in order to further his own nefarious schemes, arranges for them to be stranded without hope of returning. All previous expeditions from a conglomerate-run Earth lost contact upon arrival at the unexplored world and were presumed lost, and when this team's technology falls victim to the planet's polymer-devouring organisms, the survivors must contend with an unknown and hostile environment without the benefit of equipment or supplies. They also encounter the planet's very diverse, warlike inhabitants in adventures fraught with redemption and transformation for the troubled protagonist, the team's physically enhanced military muscle, Jon. To say more would give away the very interesting surprises of this massive tome, the size of a small flat-screen TV, and painted in concept art detail on every panel by Haberlin. It's a spectacular work whose storytelling looks and feels like a movie. Loaded with impressive painted visuals, an exciting story that fleshes out its characters and their very well-developed worlds, and a very engaging cast, this one's a winner from start to finish.
There is nothing new or novel about this story. It's a typical hero's journey type tale. However, what this title lacks in plot it makes up for in leaps and bounds in art and technical achievement. Think of it as the equivalent of a movie with a formulaic plot but eye-popping effects (I.e. Avatar).
The art is lush and engaging. There is plenty to look at on every page, and plenty of stunning two page spreads to pour over. The addition of voice acting could have been annoying, but, for the most part, it's very well done and enjoyable. The touch points are a nice option for those that really want to explore the world. For the most part, I ignored them, but I can see how they could add value to a second reading.
Best of all, this title costs less than $5. This is a stunning value. I would expect to pay $20 or more for something of this quality. Yes, the story is cliched and old hat, but for less than the cost of a movie, I found the download well worth the money. I will probably buy the next volume as well.
Good and not so.
Graphics good. Dialogue fair. Performance on iPad 1 left much to be desired.
Great iPad experience, poor story
First, this is how more stories should be told--the interactive dimension is awesome and we need more of it on the iPad. The voice acting is pretty good but would like better, and longer, atmosphere sounds.
It's a shame everything fizzles with the story. The first two chapters are great. But then the whole thing falls apart, leaves the sci-fi behind and becomes rehashed fantasy w/ very predictable story. The ending also feels pretty rushed for as much work went into the book.