Jules Verne’s Lighthouse at the End of the World gets a futuristic sci-fi update


Jules Verne’s novel The Lighthouse at the End of the World was written in 1901, but published posthumously in 1905, about a band of pirates seizing control of a lighthouse that lit a path for ships through an important straight in the South Atlantic.  Comic book writers David Hine and Brian Haberlin are taking that time period and flipping it into the distant future in their new adaptation, a five-issue series called Jules Verne’s Lighthouse, coming this spring from Image Comics.  Don’t confuse this with the 2019 movie Lighthouse starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson–that was an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s unfinished story “The Light-House.”  In this story, at the edge of the galaxy lies a giant supercomputer known as the Lighthouse.  Not a beacon so much as an advanced air traffic control for spaceships navigating wormholes, this Lighthouse is manned by a small group living for years in peace, until the arrival of space pirates.

Check out a preview of the first issue below.

At the edge of the galaxy, there is a giant supercomputer known as the Lighthouse.  The only brain powerful enough to navigate ships through a sargasso of naturally occurring wormholes, potentially cutting months or even years off a spaceship’s journey.  Three humans, one alien, and a nanny bot have manned the remote station for years in relative peace until the arrival of Captain Kongre and his band of cutthroat pirates threatens the future of civilization and reveals that each of the Lighthouse crew has been hiding a shocking secret: He who controls the Lighthouse controls this part of the galaxy.

Here is a look inside the first issue:

Brian Haberlin is the artist on the series, and he created the cover art with a variant cover available by artist Geirrod Van Dyke.

A new spin on a lesser known Jules Verne story, Jules Verne’s Lighthouse is slated to arrive in comic shops in April 2021.  Add this to your comic store pull list at Elite Comics or your own local store.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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