Image Comics’ “The Freeze” presents a terrifying ethical dilemma this December
Imagine that you’re the last person on Earth. Everyone else is still alive, technically, but locked in a form of stasis. While “alive,” that’s hardly living, I’d say.
Now imagine you had the ability to bring them back. Every one of them. The power to repopulate the entire world is in your hands, and it’s all based on your better judgment. Could you do it?
It would be a no-brainer bringing some people back: friends and loved ones; doctors and scientists; your favorite band; Paul Rudd.
But then... then there are other people that might give you pause. Serial killers and other criminals might be easy to “skip over,” but what about that smug guy at work you just don’t like? And how about people that you don’t know at all, without any way of telling what they’re like as a person? You could bring them back, but would you?
That’s the fascinating, terrifying ethical dilemma presented in Image Comics’ The Freeze, from Dan Wickline and Phillip Sevy. Like all good science-fiction it not only plays with interesting concepts, but also asks deeper questions about humanity. For a poor guy named Ray, he’s going to have to answer them... one way or another. Check out the details below.
THE FREEZE WILL STRIKE THIS DECEMBER
PORTLAND, OR, 09/17/2018 — Writer Dan Wickline (30 Days of Night, SHADOWHAWK) and artist Phillip Sevy (Tomb Raider, THE TITHE) team up for THE FREEZE, an all-new science fiction series coming this December from Image/Top Cow.
The entire human population is frozen by a mysterious global event…all except Ray, and only he has the power to unfreeze them. Now—with the fate of the world in his hands—he must figure out what is going on, how to set things right again, and answer the question: does everyone deserve to be saved?
“THE FREEZE is a post-apocalyptic survival story where the biggest danger is man’s true nature,” said Wickline. “We strip the world down to one decent person and then give him the power to rebuild society from scratch, not knowing if those he awakens will benefit the new world or indulge their darkest inclinations. It’s an intriguing concept to explore as a writer, and Phillip is just hitting it out of the park with his art.”
“Great sci-fi is about taking a cool concept and using it as a vehicle to examine the choices,
attitudes, thoughts, and prejudices we, as people, have,” added Sevy. “The premise and its execution in THE FREEZE is what drew me to the project and keeps me fueled as I work on it. I can’t wait for people to read it—Dan’s written a great book!”
The Freeze #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on December 5.