Warren Ellis And Colleen Doran Announce New Webcomic ‘Finality’ For 2017
Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran's Orbiter might be one of the most underrated comics of either of those creators' considerable careers. Released as an original graphic novel in 2003, it told the story of a space shuttle that returned to Earth after being missing for ten years, and it's the kind of beautifully rendered high concept story that makes you wonder why Ellis and Doran don't work together more often. Now, though, 13 years later, they're reuniting for a new project: Finality.
Set to debut on LINE webtoon as a 26-episode webcomic in 2017, Finality is billed as a "gritty murder mystery" that finds eccentric criminal investigator Felicity Rockall coming out of retirement to solve a string of strange and bizarre murders.
Here's the word from the official press release:
Finality will follow Rockall, an eccentric recluse and fiercely intelligent woman, and Ash, a young agent reluctant to take the case, as they’re thrown into an appalling series of complex murders that seem to be linked to Felicity’s mysterious past. Finality will leave readers on the edge of their seats as they follow Rockall and Ash’s journey from beginning to end. Told from Ash’s perspective in the present as she tries to make sense of the events passed in a series of flashbacks, readers will be dying to know what comes next as the story navigates through suspenseful and thrilling unexpected plot twists.
“Colleen is one of the greatest talents in the artform, and it's a rare pleasure to get to write for her again, as well as to be working in digital-first comics again, thanks to LINE Webtoon,” said Ellis.
“It’s been great to be working with Warren again. Drawing digital comics on the vertical format is a new challenge for me that I am excited to be undertaking with him and LINE Webtoon. I think fans are going to be really excited about what we have created with Finality,” said Doran.
A 26-episode weekly series, Finality will take advantage of LINE Webtoon’s vertical scroll and mobile optimized reading experience to bring Ellis and Doran’s action-packed thriller to over 35 million monthly readers.