THE MASSIVE

A six-volume ecological disaster series
 

What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world has already ended? For Callum Israel, leader of the Ninth Wave oceanic activist group, this is the question that cuts to the core of his identity. In a post-war, post-Crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, nothing is certain and ideologies are meaningless. But the mission remains: search this crumbling world for answers to the cause of the Crash, and keep up the hunt for their missing sister ship, The Massive, lost and adrift in the chaos. Brian Wood's new, sprawling, post-apocalyptic epic takes the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world.

Art by Garry Brown, Kristian Donaldson, JP Leon, Jordie Bellaire, and others. Published by Dark Horse Comics.


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The Massive Vol. 1: "Black Pacific"
In this first volume of Brian Wood’s new, sprawling post-apocalyptic epic, follow the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world. 

The Massive Vol. 2 "Subcontinental"
Still adrift and on the hunt for their sister ship, Ninth Wave are challenged at every turn as they face mutiny, sharks, snowy isolation, and the tempting possibility of a new life on a utopian sea station. But the strain of life in a crumbling world, as well as secrets about Israel’s failing health, threaten to destroy a crew stretched to its limits. 

The Massive Vol. 3 "Longship"
Callum Israel and Ninth Wave go head to head with a disgraced comrade threatening nuclear war, a rogue faction of the US Navy working as pirates in New York Harbor, and a colony of Norwegian whalers who hunt in the Viking tradition. 

The Massive Vol. 4 "Sahara"
When the Kapital is bombed, Callum and Mag head into post-Crash Europe to confront Arkady, a rival from a previous life... but what they discover may finally lead them to their long-lost ship, The Massive. Meanwhile, Mary appears in the Sahara Desert, guarding a convoy of fresh water, holding a secret that might unravel Callum for good.

The Massive Vol. 5 "Ragnarok"
The Crash was only the beginning. What remains of civilization is being obliterated by a series of cataclysmic events. The truth about Mary’s identity, which began as a faint signal, grows louder—and she’s seemingly connected to it all. The secret of the Crash gets answered here.

The Massive: Ninth Wave
In the pages of The Massive, Ninth Wave was struggling to repair a broken world. But before that, it was the preeminent global environmental-rescue unit, taking on criminals, polluters, politicians, and rogue states. Critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood and artist Garry Brown go back to the beginning with the Ninth Wave environmental action unit, sharing stories from the front lines of the eco-war.

The Massive Library Edition Vol. 1
Deluxe, coffee-table style edition of the first half of the series, including the three short stories first published in Dark Horse Presents.

The Massive Library Edition Vol. 2
Deluxe, coffee-table style editions of the second half of the series, with extensive bonus material added.

The Massive: Ninth Wave Library Edition
Deluxe, coffee-table style editions of the complete series.

PRESS:

Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.
— Complex Magazine
In a year studded with terrific SF of all sorts, Brian Wood’s latest opus might represent the genre at its purest.
— iFanboy
Brian Wood started with a brilliant high concept... the narrative is incredibly smart, hyper-detailed, and extremely good.
— CBR
In previous works like DMZ, Channel Zero and Northlanders, Brian Wood has previously demonstrated a unique ability to comment on societal changes through the eyes of his cast. Whether it’s a latter-day civil war or a Viking battlefield, he chronicles the social order’s cracks just after they’ve happened and excels at showing how human behavior reels in the aftermath.
— Kotaku
The Massive feels like sci-fi getting back to its roots.
— MTV Geek
One of the best series on the market, one that entertains and makes you think at the same time.
— Graphic Policy
The Massive is a title every comic fan should be reading.
— Geek Unleashed