Faster Than Light #1, A New Image Comic That You Make Do Amazing Things

FTL_01_Cvr (r.1a)Faster Than Light #1 is a new Image comic coming out in September by Brian Haberlin and Vandyke. Brian has sent us the cover and five internal pages – but that's just the start of it.

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Because, as with a number of Haberlin's books, the pages of this comic have considerable amounts of AR, a way to talk those pages and turn them into walking, talking 3D animations spilling off the pages – and so much more.

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You can get the iOS or Android App here – then point them at pages on the screen, or print them off and use those.

This is what the comic is all about…

The VERY near future: We discover the secret of faster-than-light travel. Suddenly, the universe is wide open to us, all thanks to genius SAUL FREDRICKS, who made the breakthrough and is touted as the Einstein of our era. His face is everywhere. With the new technology, we hastily refit the nearly complete first manned Mars Explorer mission with faster-than-light engines and boldly go where no man has gone before. A new hope is felt across all mankind as the IGS DISCOVERY sets off.

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But Saul has a dark secret. You see, he's not the genius everyone believes him to be. He was merely the first to successfully interpret a signal we received from outer space in the 1940s. The message contained every bit of technological knowledge from an advanced alien civilization…and a warning… "It is too late for us. Use our knowledge and flee your world. They are coming…"

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With all the idealism of the original Star Trek, and the grit and immediacy of both The Right Stuff and Gravity, the story of humanity's first thrilling and terrifying adventures to the stars takes flight!

 

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You can also get a good look at what they have planned right here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcv46ZDd-74[/youtube]

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