Aug 11th 2011 By: Laura Hudson
Relaunching comic books with all-new numbering -- and all-new takes on the characters -- is nothing new in the cyclical world of super-hero comics, with the massive DC Comics relaunch this September as the latest and greatest example. Giving titles a fresh start without the baggage of old stories can add new life to characters -- or completely miss the point in very fundamental ways.
With that in mind, we've commissioned an original art series of Indie Reboots
from the amazing Kevin Mellon
), imagining how some of the most iconic independent comics might look today if they went through the Big Two reboot machine. First up: Cerebus #1 Rebooted.
The warrior aardvark of legend returns in an all-new series that catapults Cerebus into a dark, dystopian future to face the most terrifying enemy he has ever known: The Voids. A parasitic race of creatures driven only by base emotions of fear and hunger, the Voids have infiltrated the city at nearly every level, binding men of power and influence to their vampiric will. Can Cerebus stop the Voids before they consume every man in Iestopolis with their unspeakable hunger, or will they continue their rampage unopposed until the very last Male Light goes out?