Previewing Top Shelf's "The Surrogates" #3

Wed, November 9th, 2005 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Top Shelf has provided CBR News with five exclusive pags to this month's "Surrogates" #3 by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele. For more on this series, don't miss our interview with the creative team or our preview of issue #2.

Official Press Release

The investigation heats up in Chapter 3: "Revelations." Detective Harvey Greer's investigative tactics have brought him unwanted attention from the media and landed him in hot water with the brass. With more than just his career on the line, it's time for him to produce results. He's set his trap, but the elusive renegade known as SteepleJack won't be baited so easily. When the smoke clears, Harvey and Pete will learn that there is much more to their enemy than meets the eye. -- 32 pages/$2.95

The Surrogates #3 will be in stores later this month.

Series Recap: It's the year 2054, and life has been reduced to a data feed. The fusing of virtual reality and cybernetics has ushered in the era of the surrogate, a new technology that lets users experience the world without ever leaving their homes. It's a perfect world, but as quickly as surrogates have changed society, forces are building to send this utopia spiraling into the past, and that's a reality no one is prepared for. Welcome to The Surrogates, a daring, full-color, five-issue, bi-monthly miniseries from Top Shelf that features young talent, inventive storytelling, and a subtextual storyline focused on characters all-too-human.

Here's what critics are saying about The Surrogates:

"Mixing human drama, police procedural trappings and science fiction, along with some very atmospheric artwork, The Surrogates is a potent -- and provocative -- genre blend." -- Don Fernandez, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Good science fiction is hard to come by, but Venditti's blend of technology, crime drama and social commentary makes for the most original sci-fi mythology in years. The Surrogates should satisfy your post-'Matrix' itch. Accept no substitutes!" -- Jake Rossen, Wizard

"This book is bound for the silver screen, and soon -- I wouldn't even be surprised if it had already been optioned on the strength of the first issue alone." -- Gary Butler, Rue Morgue

"The Surrogates is a plausible (not to mention fascinating) piece of sociological science fiction." -- Brett Weiss, Comics Buyer's Guide

"More than just your typical nature vs. science book, The Surrogates is a classic sci-fi tale in the making." -- Hilary Goldstein, IGN

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