What if a biological terror agent wiped out most of humanity,
and our domesticated animals were left in charge?
How would our dogs and cats set about ruling and rebuilding the world?
This November, acclaimed novelist Samuel Sattin (THE SILENT END) and award-winning artist Chris Koehler make their graphic novel debut with LEGEND, a post-apocalyptic tale where cat technology rules, dogs partner with hawks, and humans may be the most beastly creatures of all. Originally published to widespread acclaim in comic book form by Z2 Comics and now available for the first time as a graphic novel, LEGEND tackles some of the important issues facing us today — religious conflict, opposing political systems, and the environment, all told through the eyes of our own best friends.
As LEGEND begins, the leader of the Dog Tribe has been murdered by a mysterious creature known as the Endark. An English Pointer named Legend reluctantly rises to lead his tribe, vowing to kill the monster once and for all. Novelist Samuel Sattin and Chris Koehler, whose illustrations have appeared in The Atlantic and Wired, have created a reading experience that recalls beloved stories while creating something entirely new. Since dogs actually see the world differently than we do, Koehler employs a chromatic, saturated glow for the canine world. LEGEND combines unforgettable characters, exceptional world building, and unrelenting tension to deliver an unforgettable read.
Z2 Comics will publish LEGEND on November 29th as a 168-page trade paperback priced at $14.99. Whether you are a critic looking for a graphic novel debut to discover and herald, a passionate reader looking for an unexpected holiday gift idea or an animal lover who has never read a comic book before, LEGEND is a special book, one worthy of your time and attention.
The official trailer for LEGEND by Samuel Sattin and Chris Koehler
“Just lovely. Legend is a haunting post-apocalyptic tale, set in a community of tails. This captivating, fully realized canine fable takes its place beside Grant Morrison’s WE3 and Brian K. Vaughn’s Pride of Baghdad, while creating its own new animist mythos. This is a title to watch for.”
– NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Mat Johnson
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