Earthdivers, Vol. 1: Kill Columbus (Paperback)
The New York Times–bestselling author of The Only Good Indians and My Heart Is a Chainsaw makes his comics debut with this time-hopping horror thriller about far-future Indigenous outcasts on a mission to kill Christopher Columbus.
The year is 2112, and it’s the apocalypse exactly as expected: rivers receding, oceans rising, civilization crumbling. Humanity has given up hope, except for a group of Indigenous outcasts who have discovered a time travel portal in a cave in the desert and figured out where everything took a turn for the worst: America.
Convinced that the only way to save the world is to rewrite its past, they send one of their own—a reluctant linguist named Tad—on a bloody, one-way mission to 1492 to kill Christopher Columbus before he reaches the so-called New World. But there are steep costs to disrupting the timeline, and taking down an icon isn’t an easy task for an academic with no tactical training and only a wavering moral compass to guide him. As the horror of the task ahead unfolds and Tad’s commitment is tested, his actions could trigger a devastating new fate for his friends and the future.
Join Stephen Graham Jones and artist Davide Gianfelice for Earthdivers, Vol. 1 (collecting Earthdivers issues #1-6), the beginning of an unforgettable ongoing sci-fi slasher spanning centuries of America’s Colonial past to explore the staggering forces of history and the individual choices we make to survive it.
About the Author
Stephen Graham Jones is the New York Times best-selling author of nearly thirty novels and collections, and there’s some novellas and comic books in there as well. Most recent are My Heart Is a Chainsaw and The Babysitter Lives and Earthdivers. Stephen lives and teaches in Boulder, Colorado.
Davide Gianfelice is a veteran in the comic book industry having worked for every major publisher, including Marvel Comics, DC, IDW, Dark Horse, Image, and more. Gianfelice is best known for his work on Northlanders with Brian Wood for DC Comics.
"Earthdivers #1 has drama, grueling tension, and a penchant for violence in a tightly written narrative." —CBR
"...a more than rollicking time-travel adventure. A piercingly resonant examination of the American project." –Scott Snyder, author of Dark Spaces: Wildfire, Batman, Justice League
"Earthdivers is why I read comics–a timely concept told boldly; a strong debut by Stephen Graham Jones who proves a voice to watch with something to say; and career work by Davide Gianfelice, a veteran artist who was already light years ahead of his peers." –Pornsak Pichetshote, author of The Good Asian
“A time-twisting trip you don't want to miss! Myths, mayhem and history-altering murders ahoy!” –Cavan Scott, author of Dead Seas
“Davide Gianfelice does a fantastic job of bringing the story to life, particularly the aforementioned sequences in 15th century Spain. The design elements are both immaculate and authentic, and the measured linework and expressive characters really helps to give the story a real sense of energy.” –BCP
“Earthdivers feels fresh, compelling, and bold…It’s a comic that stands head and shoulders apart from the rest of the pack on the shelves. Don’t wait for the trade – this is an urgent comic that begs to be read.” –Comic Watch
“Gianfelice’s layouts are quite beautiful, at turns sweeping and majestic then narrowly focused and intimate. Curving and angular lines combine to create figures, animated with deft gestural qualities…[Lafuente’s] range from light to dark, conveying depth and expansiveness, and creating atmosphere and mood, is masterful.” –Gay League
“Stephen Graham Jones enters the comics scene with a dense but fascinating and well-paced comic with a tasty dash of political commentary, as every great science fiction story should have. The visuals from Davide Gianfelice and Joana Lafuente are well-directed and stunningly detailed, making for a wholly immersive reading experience.” –Monkeys Fighting Robots