From Viking Warrior Press
“I gotta watch some poor bastard die so I can live a little?”
From award-winning writer and actor Erik Jensen (Ron Moore and Peter Berg’s Virtuality, The Exonerated, The Bronx is Burning), DC™, MARVEL™, and CONTINUITY™ comics legend Neal Adams (Batman, Deadman, X-Men), and Eisner Award-nominated artist Shepherd Hendrix (Stagger Lee (IMAGE™ Comics) The Lord of the Rings-The Third Age (EA Games), Eisner-nominated Best Single Issue/Best Story “Swamp Thing- Fear and Loathing on the Bayou Trail”), comes the graphic novel “THE RECONCILERS,” the story of one man’s quest to bring justice to a dark and broken world.
It is the year 2165. Humanity has been eclipsed by a Second Dark Age. Every aspect of Earthly existence is bought and sold. Ordinary people have been reduced to beggars, thieves, and worse— barely managing to scrape together a living from the refuse of “Mega-Corp” elites. Thanks to ruthless CEO’s like MAXIMILLIAN SOKOR, innovation has become the stuff of fairytales and acts of free will a death sentence. Corporations maintain their stranglehold through mining the only energy source left—“Liberty Ore,” a rare and mysterious blue-green substance buried deep beneath the Moon’s surface.
In the wake of the Corporation Wars, military conflict has been declared illegal, and “nations” are a quaint and distant memory. Now, irreconcilable disputes between conglomerates can only be resolved through Reconciliation–bloody, globally televised trial-by-combat spectacles designed to enthrall and pacify the masses. Under the iron-eyed, supposedly neutral judgment of EXECUTIVE OUTCOME, the dream of a unified world has come true in the most terrifying of ways.
SEAN HEXHAMMER, an “ore jockey” for wildcat mining outfit Hansen Lunar Engineering, wants nothing to do with this “brave new world.” Unconcerned with the future, haunted by a violent past, Hexhammer would rather stay as cold, quiet, and isolated, as the lunar craters his roving mining team excavates. But Hexhammer’s discovery of a huge Liberty Ore deposit brings the real world– and the past he buried– roaring to the surface. Hexhammer is forced to return to the life he abandoned and assemble a ragtag team of RECONCILERS to fight for the future.
Can Hexhammer save the only family he has left– or will he lead them further from the light?
Created by: R. Emery Bright, Jens Pilegaard & Erik Jensen