Last year, Cliff Bleszinski [CliffyB] became a memoir writer, but he will soon be making another writing debut in another medium: comics.
The godfather of Gears of War is joining critically-acclaimed British comic book baroness Alex de Campi to write a new space opera called Scrapper.
It’s being described as a mix between Brian K. Vaughan’s Pride of Baghdad and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, which are more different than they are alike, but I, for one, hope we get some lion Replicants out of this equation. Well, we may be getting a Replicant dog, which works for me!
Sci-fi-style action mixes with big emotions as stray dog Scrapper and his buddy Tank fight for justice against the totalitarian forces of a post-apocalyptic domed city. But when the fight comes to his home, Scrapper will face losing what’s most important to him — and gain a terrifying truth in the process.
The futuristic space-punk-meets-pinup-posters art comes from Sandy Jarrell, who has helped both Marvel and DC tap into the Golden Age revival.
Scrapper appears to be the fusing of two of CliffyB’s great loves: comics and doggos.
“As a lifelong fan of comics, it’s an honour to actually create one with Alex,” says Bleszinski. “Scrapper comes from the heart; first, the loss of my Aussie Teddy and then finding puppy love again with our Pomsky Lady. I truly hope everyone enjoys this deeply personal work.”
“It’s been a joy to get back to full-bore, edge-of-your-seat action writing in a monthly comic, even more so when I get to base it around such a wonderful cast of urban animals as we’ve created in Scrapper,” says De Campi. “If you have pets you love, or you’ve ever just wanted to pet the dog in a video game, this is the book for you.”