If you’ve played video games like Gears of War or Fortnite, you’re more than likely familiar with the work of game designer Cliff Bleszinski. Now the video game industry vet will be making his comics writing debut this July with Scrapper, a six-issue miniseries from Image Comics. Bleszinski is joined on the series by co-writer Alex De Campi and artist Sandy Jarrell.
Pitched by the publisher as “Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon‘s Pride of Baghdad meets Ridley Scott‘s Blade Runner,” here’s how Image Comics describes the series:
Science-Fiction-style action mixes with big emotions as stray dog Scrapper and his buddy Tank fight for justice against the totalitarian forces of a post-apocalyptic domed city. But when the fight comes to his home, Scrapper will face losing what’s most important to him—and gain a terrifying truth in the process.
Game designer Bleszinski is ecstatic about working in the comics medium and revealed the personal origins for the project:
“As a lifelong fan of comics it’s an honor to actually create one with Alex. Scrapper comes from the heart; first, the loss of my Aussie Teddy and then finding puppy love again with our Pomsky Lady. I truly hope everyone enjoys this deeply personal work.”
De Campi echoed Bleszinski’s sentiments:
“It’s been a joy to get back to full-bore, edge-of-your seat action writing in a monthly comic, even more so when I get to base it around such a wonderful cast of urban animals as we’ve created in Scrapper. If you have pets you love, or you’ve ever just wanted to pet the dog in a video game, this is the book for you.”
In addition to a main cover drawn by Juan Ferreyra, two variant covers drawn by Jarrell and Ferreyra will also be available.
Scrapper #1 will arrive at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 19th. Check out the preview art below.