The study of prehistory is deadly in Retrovirus

Dr. Zoe Wallace, the protagonist of Jimmy Palmiotti‘s and Justin Gray‘s new graphic novella Retrovirus, is one of the best in the field of viral evolution, a brilliant young scientist who attracts the attention of one of the world’s largest and most powerful bio-pharmaceutical corporations. Zoe doesn’t usually use her expertise for profit, but when Bio-Pharm gives her the chance to research a prehistoric virus, she can’t pass up the chance. However, once Zoe is in their Antarctic compound, face-to-face with a perfectly preserved Neanderthal, Bio-Pharm’s secrets may ensure that she never sees the outside world again.

And Zoe has a secret of her own—one that turns her research from theoretical to deeply personal.

A science fiction thriller that reaches all the way back to human prehistory and pulls the struggle for existence into the twenty-first century, Retrovirus is written by the team that has brought the comics industry Creator-Owned Heroes and Queen Crab and carries on the legacy of comics great Tony DeZuniga with Jonah Hex. Gorgeously rendered by Norberto Fernandez and featuring a cover by Amanda ConnorRetrovirus blends human drama with science fiction and action in a story that will make readers think about the survival of our species in a new—and frightening—light.

Retrovirus, a 72-page, full-color graphic novella, will be in stores on November 21 and is available now for pre-order.

RETROVIRUS Hardcover Graphic Novel
Story by: Jimmy Palmiotti
Art By: Norberto Fernandez
Cover By: Amanda Connor

Price: $12.99
Diamond ID: SEP120411
ISBN: 978-1-60706-640-8
On Sale: November 21, 2012