The Weatherman is a new Image series written by Jody LeHeup (Shirtless Bear-Fighter!) and drawn by Nathan Fox (DMZ, Haunt) with colors by Dave Stewart (Hellboy). It concerns the people of an Earth-like terraformed Mars whose society is in upheaval after the people of Earth have been killed in the worst terrorist attack in human history. And Nathan Bright, a carefree local weatherman, whose life of playing with his dog and eating noodles is upended when he’s accused of masterminding the attack.
I’ve had a peek at issues #1 – which goes on FOC on Monday – and it’s an intriguing sci-fi thriller with the HUGE bonus of Fox’s art, which never takes no for an answer. It’s restless, unsettling and full of imaginative character details. I’ve been a Fox fan for a while, and he’s in good form with The Weatherman – and of course Stewart’s always flawless colors help immensely.
Here’s a preview of two covers for Issue 3 that we can EXCLUSIVELY REVEAL! one by Fox:
and one by Marcos Martin!
And here’s a few pages of Issue #1. which goes on sales on June 13.
(W) Jody LeHeup (A/CA) Nathan Fox
Nathan Bright had it all: an awesome girlfriend, a kickass dog, and a job as the number one weatherman on terraformed Mars. But when he’s accused of carrying out the worst terrorist attack in human history-an event that wiped out nearly the entire population of Earth-Nathan becomes the most wanted man alive and a target of a manhunt that spans the galaxy. But is Nathan truly responsible for such a horrific crime? And why can’t he remember?
Writer JODY LEHEUP (SHIRTLESS BEAR-FIGHTER!), artist NATHAN FOX (DMZ, HAUNT, Dark Reign: Zodiac), and colorist DAVE STEWART (Hellboy, RUMBLE) present a full-throttle, widescreen science fiction epic about the damage we do in the name of justice and what it truly means to be redeemed…You don’t want to miss THE WEATHERMAN! In Ships: Jun 13, 2018
CORRECTION: My initial explanation of the plot of the book was wrong, so it has been corrected to reflect the actual story line.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.