Comic Book Resources has a big story up today on GREAT PACIFIC with lots of new details revealed and a little more insight into just what this series is going to be.
“Great Pacific” opens after the death of Chas’ father, putting Chas in line to head the family company. In an act of youthful rebellion and personal ambition, Chas makes other plans, setting out to claim the Great Pacific Garbage Patch as his own sovereign nation.
Harris extrapolates this real-world environmental disaster into a bold new world in the pages of “Great Pacific,” imagining a continent of garbage, debris, shipwrecks and downed satellites. “Our Great Pacific Garbage Patch has been kind of ‘hyper-realized,'” Harris said. “Rather than being this soupy mess, we’ve envisioned this sprawling and varied continent of plastic and trash that’s grown out of neglect and extrapolation from the reality. It has its own topography and geography, with high plateaus and swampy marshlands. Trash and refuse from different nations going back decades make up the surface, and there’s plenty to discover as Chas founds a settlement and sets to exploring his new home.”
Setting forth on establishing a new nation will not, of course, be without peril. Chas will be forced to put his survival skills to the test, facing hostile neighboring populations, pirates, mutant sea-life and the United States Navy.
I’m so excited to finally release this thing into the wild. We’ll be soliciting later this month. Issue #1 goes on sale in November!