Arriving for its first issue on March 18th, Shaper, from Dark Horse, is written by Eric Heisserer with art by Felipe Massafera, and takes us into a complex web of science fiction elements featuring a galactic empire and a hunted breed of people known as "Shapers", those who can shape-shift. It reminds me a little bit of some of the high-grade realistically drawn science fiction which we might associate with the 2000AD tradition in the UK but is just starting to hint at a slightly punkish aesthetic as well, particularly from the cover:
A galactic empire hunts a race of shape shifters prophesied to overthrow its rule. When orphaned teenager Spry discovers that he is one of the hunted – a Shaper – he must learn to use his newfound abilities to escape the empire's prime enforcer, Tor Ajax, and save his entire race!
Shaper #1 arrives in shops on March 18th, and the series is currently listed in Previews World with item code:JAN150116 for the first issue of five.