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Image Expo: Surgeon X With Sara Kenney, John Watkiss, and Karen Berger

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, April 06 2016 and posted in News with Benefits

Image Expo: Surgeon X With Sara Kenney, John Watkiss, and Karen Berger

Meet the antibiotic apocalypse.


Source: Image Expo

Tim Midura is reporting live from Image Expo in Seattle. We use the term reporting very loosely.

 

Sara Kenney Writer
John Watkiss Artist
Karen Berger Editor

  • World in the throes of antibiotic apocalypse.
  • Surgeon operates on patients in her house.
  • Heavily researched work.
  • Not a gloom and doom scenario.

From Image:

Writer Sara Kenney and artist John Watkiss come together for an all new series, SURGEON X, and join forces with the award-winning Karen Berger, founding editor of DC's Vertigo imprint.

Set against the backdrop of an antibiotic apocalypse in near future London. Rosa Scott, a brilliant and obsessive surgeon becomes Surgeon X, a vigilante doctor who uses experimental surgery and black market drugs to treat patients. But as Surgeon X, Rosa soon develops a godlike-complex, deciding who will live and who will die. Ultimately, she believes that to survive in this compromised world her own warped moral code is the one she must follow—even if it endangers those closest to her.

"When I first heard this original and compelling concept, I thought it was time to get back into comics again," said Berger. "I love that it explores the consequences of a world where the bedrock of modern medicine has crumbled, where people must adapt to a dangerous new reality, and where the lead character's subversive nature makes us question our own sense of ethics and morality. So excited to be working alongside the fabulously multi-talented creator/writer Sara Kenney and the brilliant, masterful artist John Watkiss. Sara's vision is frighteningly real and beautifully executed."

The comic is informed by hundreds of conversations with scientists, physicians, historians, economists, ethicists & philosophers to create this deeply disturbing, yet authentic future world.

SURGEON X was funded by a Society Award from Wellcome Trust, an independent global charitable foundation dedicated to improving health. They support bright minds in science, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as education, public engagement and the application of research to medicine.

SURGEON X will launch in Fall 2016.

 

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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.


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