IDW is bringing us a new creator-owned series called The High Ways, from industry legend John Byrne. You may know him from, oh, just about everything.
The book follows a young man named Eddie Wallace as he joins a space-hopping freighter in search of adventure. "This evolved into something a bit more like Dan Dare, the British sci-fi strip so beloved from my childhood and early teens," Byrne says. "I liked the idea of playing in that 'old time sci-fi' kind of milieu, where all the adventures took place within the Solar System, and where life — even intelligent, humanoid life — was to be found everywhere. I decided this takes place in the Next Men 'universe' — though in the altered timeline our heroes created when they wiped out Project Next Men. The time is eighty or ninety years in the Future, roughly, and a central character of the first arc is Eddie Wallace, who appeared briefly in the previous series.”
Check out this preview of The High Ways #1, due out tomorrow.