The Ultra-Sapiens, a genetic super race, are walking weapons of mass destruction. They have to be watched all the time to ensure the safety of the world. Whenever the balance on Earth is in danger by one of these super-humans, only the Hunter-Killers can save the day. Collected in Hunter-Killer. 13 issues in this volume.
(W) Mark Waid (Art and cover) Marc Silvestri Top Cow’s next GREAT ongoing series starts here! When the government goes too far, the highest authority steps in! Wolf and Ellis are the superpowered hunter-killers in the secret Failsafe branch of the government. Their mission: Watch the Watchmen, police the police, and fulfill the missions that are blacker than Black Ops! Fast-paced superhero action against a backdrop of lies and deception take center stage in this introductory-priced issue from acclaimed writer Mark Waid (Fantastic Four) and groundbreaking artist Marc Silvestri (New X-Men)!
In this issue, Wolf beats Sam and her strike team to a rogue ultra-sapian named Cathy Cthulu and kills her before she can give up the location of other rogue ultra-sapiens. We are also introduced to the comic’s main protagonist, Ellis, who is hiding out with his parents in Montana. It is revealed that Ellis has a knack for having just the right item at the right time. It may or may not have to do with the mysterious tattoo on the back of his neck.
Mark Waid and Marc Silvestri’s NEW ongoing series STARTS! It’s a new and different kind of Top Cow excitement as high-octane action and character-driven suspense bring you into a world where none of the standard rules of heroism apply! Led by Wolf and Ellis, the Hunter-Killers are out to save the world from paranormals–and they’ll go to whatever extremes they must! Three covers available by Hunter-Killer artist Marc Silvestri, Trevor Hairsine (Ultimate Nightmare), or J. Scott Campbell (Danger Girl)!
In this issue, Sam brings the recently deceased Cathy Cthulu’s head to agent Haruspex who has the ability to read memories. He finds that Cathy drained someone who knew the location of the “Catalog”, a mapping of all other Ultra-Sapiens. Sam and her team depart immediately for Montana, to the home of Ellis and his parents. Ellis’ uncanny intuition leads him to take iodine pills in preparation for the bionuclear radiation that will soon be present. His parents turn out to be rogue Ultra-Sapiens as well and quickly share with Ellis who he is and what they have done while ushering him out an escape tunnel.
Ellis’ parents activate their powers, killing many of Sam’s strike team with a bionuclear explosion generated by Ellis’ mom, powerful enough to be felt by seismographs in Beijing. Unfortunately, it also killed her. Ellis’ dad has a natural armored form that resists the blast and anything Sam and her strike team can throw at it. Meanwhile, back in the tunnel, Wolf confronts Ellis and Ellis discovers he can mimic the powers of nearby Ultra-Sapiens. He escapes from Wolf and heads back to the surface where he is confronted by his father. Rather than let Sam and her team take Ellis in and be dissected for his catalog, he tries to kill Ellis, forcing a failsafe to corrupt the Catalog. However, paniced and confused, Ellis absorbs the latent bionuclear energy from his mother and explodes, killing his father. Now, in a state of shock, Ellis is easily tranquilized by Sam’s team and taken away.
Mark Waid! Marc Silvestri! New ongoing series! After the EXPLOSIVE events of last issue, Ellis joins the Hunter-Killer program in a desperate effort to make sense of his world. But that doesn’t mean he trusts the program-not after what happened to half of Montana! His survival now depends on figuring out who the good guys and bad guys are…not an easy task. If you enjoyed Mark Waid’s Empire, you’ll love this action-and- intrigue-laden series!
Another rogue Ultra-Sapien is on the loose—and the Hunter-Killer program has no choice but to send rookie Ellis into the field to handle him, despite the risk! For if Wolf finds Ellis before the mission’s over, the two men could team to bring the entire program down!
Ellis, the young Ultra-Sapien whose powers just emerged, is trapped inside the Hunter- Killer compound. Worse, he knows that the moment he leaves, the enigmatic man known only as “Wolf” will find him and kill him. Ellis noses around the compound and starts to see that not all is as it appears. Who are these other agents working for Samantha and her bosses? And why must their existence be kept a secret? The answers are brought to you by the stellar creative team of Waid and Silvestri!
The twists and turns keep coming as Ellis discovers the first of many hidden truths behind the Hunter-Killer program, something that will force him–and YOU–to re-think just who the good guys really are! Gripping action and unseen revelations come fast and furious from the stellar creative team of Waid and Silvestri!
The initial Hunter-Killer storyarc whipsaws towards its shocking conclusion as Ellis finally sees behind the curtain: Who’s REALLY been running the U.S. government for the last 40 years? What IS the Hunter-Killer program set up to do? Is Samantha turning Ellis into a hero–or a remorseless killing machine? Mystery, intrigue and slam-bang action come fast and furious from the stellar creative team of Waid and Silvestri! And next month, wouldja believe…a variant cover by Jim Lee (All-Star Batman and Robin) on Hunter-Killer 7? ‘Tis true!
Special guest penciler Eric Basaldua (Darkness/Vampirella) lays in as the origins of Morningstar and the Hunter-Killer project are laid bare! And the revelations will have you poring over your back issues to find all the clues and hints that have been laid! Whatever you do, don’t miss this issue-the Czar Obscura commands it!
If Hunter-Killer rivals-partners Wolf and Ellis can’t put their differences aside, the cost in human lives will be staggering–and if you’ve been reading, you know we’re not at all shy about spending human lives in this series, so this is no empty threat! And when Ellis realizes the true relationship between Samantha and Wolf, the gloves come off!
The origins of the Hunter-Killer program stand fully revealed as Morningstar shows Ellis the future of all mankind–a fiery Armageddon that cannot be prevented, only delayed–and even then only if Ellis can finally prove to Samantha and the other Hunter-Killers that he’s sane while the rest of their world is mad! Two covers available by Eric Basaldua or Marc Silvestri!
Ellis now knows all the secrets of the Hunter-Killer program and the Ultra-Sapiens project–plus one other key piece of information. Ellis knows where Morningstar has been hiding his portal into the future, and he’s going to find it once and for all–even if it means clambering over Wolf and Samantha’s dead bodies to do it!
For months, Morningstar has been selling one of his key agents short, unaware that the Hunter-Killers are harboring a traitor in their midst! Has Morningstar’s trust been misplaced to the point where the fate of the world itself is in danger? With two covers by Marc Silvestri and Kenneth Rocafort.
At last–all of Morningstar’s secrets stand revealed as Ellis once and for all learns the shattering truth about his parents, about the Hunter-Killer program–and about how only his death can ensure the future of the human race!
出版社：Image｜作者：Mark Waid｜插图：Marc Silvestri，Eric Basaldua｜出版日期：2008｜格式：jpg｜册数：13v｜页数：362p｜尺寸：950×1470px｜大小：176m｜语种：英文