A standout in Marvel's solicitations for comics coming in July has to be the American publication of Universal War One, Denis Bajram's story of a solar system cut in two by a structure called The Wall. The series follows what happens to the team of human soldiers that try to investigate the mysterious structure.


The official solicitation for the series reads:

In the midst of a latent civil war between the core planets and outlying planetary settlements, an immense wall has cut our solar system in two. The black wall absorbs all light and matter, and it's up to a band of soldiers facing courts martial to investigate the phenomenon. They're the men and women of the Purgatory Squadron. For which crimes are they here? And can they work together long enough to stay alive once they enter... The Wall?

I love that even the American version reads as if it's come from Europe: "For which crimes are they here"? And while I'm not placing any bets on the survival of Purgatory Squadron per se, you can be confident that something continues... Bajram is already at work on UW2 and UW3.

This French series is part of the same deal that's brought Sky Doll to Marvel, and looks to offer a similarly European flavor of SF to American audiences.


UW1 [Bajram.com]

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