A future Earth where deadly insectoid creatures have overrun
almost all the world, leaving only Antarctica as a last
refuge; populated by the descendants of gene-modified guards
like 'Hackman' Gene and his pack, originally bred to defend
the last of humanity, it is a harsh battleground where there
are regular 'scraps' with the insectoids and a constant
fight for life where the pack have to be 'tougher and
This is the setting of KINGDOM - THE PROMISED LAND, a
graphic novel with script by Dan Abnett of such previous
publications as Sinister Dexter and Black Light and art work
by Richard Elson of e.g. Judge Dredd and Roadkill.
The graphics are first rate and you can almost hear Gene
snarl 'Get Whet' before 'scrapping'. The story line takes
him on new paths where he discovers unexpected things about
himself and the descendants of the original humans.
The novel also has a section on the creative process with
cover gallery and sketches of the creation of the
For anyone who already enjoys graphic novels this is an
excellent one to add to their reading list and for anyone
thinking about trying them it would make a good first read.