Ryan Thomason

Dark Matter #1 (of 4) is Pure Sci-Fi

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I had high expectations when Dark Matter came across my vision. Science-fiction veterans Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie have done extensive work in the Stargate Franchise, yeah, they have huge street cred. How did their foray into comic books turn out? Lets just say, it won’t get canceled for sure.

One thing I was really disappointed with was knowing that this is just going to be a 4 issue shot. I want this to be one of those comics that sticks around for a long time, so don’t mind me if I’m a cheerleader for this thing for it’s run. I don’t spend a lot of time in comic books currently, but when something sticks with me, it sticks, plus, I just love good sci-fi. The artwork is dark and perfectly suitable for the whole storyline, you know these guys are TV writers when you could just see everything playing out on a screen with actors.

I’ll keep spoilers out, but this much I can tell you, six people wake up from stasis as their ships life support is slipping toward zero. Nobody knows who they are, or what they do, but they have that muscle memory that they know HOW to fix this or that, or do flips and slice with a sword, they just have that “who am I” part of their brain on blockage. When they find something that might help, well, lets just say introductions were a bit rough.

Dark Matter is running at $3.50 from Dark Horse publishing, and will be released on January 11th, 2012. I can’t tell you enough how you need to pre-order this for your hold right now. You won’t be disappointed.


A derelict ship floats in space, its troubled crew awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Their search for answers triggers the vessel’s deadly security system: a relentless android bent on their destruction. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, redemption, betrayals, and hidden secrets best left unknown.

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