Jamie McKelvie Goes Into Deep Space for 'The Killing Horizon'

Post-"The Wicked + The Divine," comic book artist McKelvie draws and writes his next project, and it's in SPACE!
Post-"The Wicked + The Divine," comic book artist McKelvie draws and writes his next project, and it's in SPACE! (Image credit: Jamie McKelvie/Image Comics)

A teaser for comics artist James McKelvie's new space project "The Killing Horizon." (Image credit: Jamie McKelvie/Matthew Wilson (Image Comics))

Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson's 2020 Image Comics title has been revealed as "The Killing Horizon."

Described as "an ambitious space saga" by io9 in first reporting of the title, "The Killing Horizon" is scheduled to debut next summer.

The cover of the first edition of "The Killing Horizon" a space thriller comic book series from artists Jamie McKelvie and Matthew Wilson via Image Comics. (Image credit: Jamie McKelvie/Image Comics)

"The post-post-apocalyptic future. Far from Earth, a specialist in studying dead alien societies is embedded with a military unit to excavate a new find. She’s done it before. It’s good work and it's safe. She thinks it’s just another job. She’s wrong," reads McKelvie's description of the project, which he will be writing and drawing. "Lost and alone, deep beneath the warped, skeletal spires of the millennia-dead city, she finds something powerful. Something unlike anything any human has ever known. Something that needs her to take it on a journey no living being has ever taken. Something that will make her a target for every side fighting a deadly war. It calls to her.  She answers."

Joining McKelvie and Wilson on The Killing Horizon are letterer Aditya Bidika, designer Cecile Richard, and editor Katie West.

Originally published on Newsarama. 

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Chris Arrant
Newsarama Senior Editor

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)