Organisms from an Ancient Cosmos (Hardcover)

Organisms from an Ancient Cosmos By S. Craig Zahler, S. Craig Zahler (Illustrator) Cover Image

Organisms from an Ancient Cosmos (Hardcover)


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A supernatural sci-fi graphic novel written and illustrated by S. Craig Zahler, the award-winning film director of Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and Dragged Across Concrete.

An alien spacecraft the size of a city materializes over the Pacific Ocean and the nations of the world jointly engage this enigmatic and incommunicative visitor with force. This battle results in large-scale destruction on both sides, but does not answer any of the questions that will haunt humanity: What are these utterly inhuman creatures? Where did they come from? Why did they choose to visit our planet? And—most importantly—are more forces on the way? For the bereaved billionaire Carlton Land, renowned biologist Aimee O'Donnell, and the brilliant, but blunt USAAF Chief Scientist Kenneth Yamazaki, these questions must be answered in order to safeguard the future of the human race.

Collects the original graphic novel published as an oversized hardcover with black and white art; this story is a haunting odyssey that you will not want to miss.
S. Craig Zahler is an award-winning screenwriter, director, novelist, cinematographer, and musician. He wrote, directed, and co-composed the score for the 2015 film BONE TOMAHAWK, an Independent Spirit Award nominated picture (Best Screenplay; Best Supporting Actor) starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, and Richard Jenkins. The film garnered praise from critics and fans alike, including the New York Times, who called BONE TOMAHAWK, “[a] witty fusion of western, horror and comedy that gallops to its own beat”. Zahler more recently wrote and directed BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, a New York Times Critic’s Pick, starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Carpenter, and Don Johnson, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and also went on to critical acclaim. Both movies were added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2017.  Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, and Tory Kittles star in Zahler’s new crime drama DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE.
Zahler’s debut western novel, A Congregation of Jackals, was nominated for the Peacemaker and the Spur awards, and his 2014 novels Mean Business on North Ganson Streetand Corpus Chrome, Inc. both received starred reviews for excellence in Booklist. His newest book is Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child, a gothic tale that he will bring to the silver screen with the help of his new creative partners, The Jim Henson Company. After reading this strange story, Clive Baker declared, “S. Craig Zahler is certain to become one of the great imaginers of our time.”
In addition to writing and directing, Zahler has founded and played in several bands, including the doomy epic metal outfit Realmbuilder, whose albums have been released by I Hate Records of Sweden. With longtime friend and songwriting partner Jeff Herriott, S. Craig Zahler co-composed the orchestral score for BONE TOMAHAWK, and the soul music for BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 and DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE as well as the jazz compositions for the latter. Zahler and Herriott also make music as Binary Reptile, a synthesizer project that provided the music for the ear movie, THE NARROW CAVES.
Product Details ISBN: 9781506733074
ISBN-10: 1506733077
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English
“Like all of Zahler’s work, Organisms from an Ancient Cosmos goes from the maddeningly random To an unsettling meditation on how randomness might not exist—in a personal or galactic sense. What a fantastic read!”—Patton Oswalt