Dan Fogler's Brooklyn Gladiator Is All Our Future Nightmares Come To Life
Feb 08, 2018
Chapterhouse Publishing are proud to announce the forthcoming release of Brooklyn Gladiator - Volume Zero (FEB181320) on April 11, 2018, the sci-fi lovechild of Orwell, Huxley, and stoner conspiracy theories, knitted together by the mad and ingenious mind of Dan Fogler (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Moon Lake, Balls Of Fury) with artist Simon Bisley joining Fogler on Volume Zero.
Joined by Andrew Harrison, Ben McCool and artist Tom Hodges (Star Wars), with cover art by Glenn Fabry (Preacher), Brooklyn Gladiator is a vivid, violent, and frightening glimpse into a fictional future that feels all too familiar, a future we may find ourselves sleepwalking into if we’re not careful.
“This is a world of more crust than pizza,” says Fogler. “More filter than cigarette, more commercials than television. More lies than truth.”
John Miller is public enemy number one, fighting nanite-enhanced maniacs in the underground gladiator circuit and selling bootleg drugs that undercut the government’s own brand. Now John is developing uncanny psychic powers that allow him to bypass the state’s tech and tap into ancient knowledge. As he sets out to dismantle the machines that run his world, he’ll come to a completely new understanding of the concept of civilization.
It was Chapterhouse’s CCO Jay Baruchel who originally approached Fogler to join their exciting roster of fresh and diverse talent. “Dan first pitched me this idea years ago and I've been waiting eagerly for it ever since. I knew Chapterhouse had to put it out,” says Baruchel, going on to describe Brooklyn Gladiator as “iron edged, subversive, and packing one a hell of a punch”.
Baruchel in turn brought the idea of having Fogler on the roster to Chapterhouse founder Fadi Hakim and he was pleased to oblige. “We're thrilled to have Dan on board and can't wait for more!"
And more there will be, as Chapterhouse will release Brooklyn Gladiator - Volume One and an Omnibus with never-seen-before stories of Fogler’s Hitchcockian horror Moonlake later this year.