Former NASA hopeful, ex Air Force pilot, and lifelong farmer Red Hayes had an idea: he’d beat his old rival Buzz Aldrin to the moon, grow a crop there, and become famous. After loading his newly invented Astro-Grow (TM) kit, some canned sardines, and a few jars of pickles into his homemade grain-bin rocket, he launched into space on the same day as the Apollo 11 mission. Somehow, Red not only overshot his target, he accelerated into a far-flung future filled with dangers beyond his wildest nightmares.Now hopelessly lost in a galaxy not his own, Red will do whatever he can to make it back home to 1969.
Lost in a future not of his making, simple farm-boy turned unwitting space cowboy, Red Hayes has already faced sentient robots, cannibal alien matriarchs, hairy space primate warrior tribes, and an ancient pint-sized Galactic tyrant. Now, stranded on a strange new planet with a dark history, abandoned by his own great-great-great-(great-great?) granddaughter, Red faces his deadliest challenge yet. Isolation, exposed organs and intergalactic violence. It’s… FUTILITY! Orange Planet Horror!
Another spectacular adventure from Coffin Hop Weird
“FUTILITY is gross, violent, darkly funny sci-fi: a pulpy but completely modern space adventure” – Fiona Staples, Eisner and Harvey Award winning artist of Gods and Monsters and Saga
“FUTILITY is what a baby conceived of Steve Ditko and Robert Crumb would look like. Strange and filthy. Not for the whole family. Especially Grandma. Unless she’s into that type of thing, in which case it’s definitely for her.” – Scott Kowalchuk, Artist of Batman ’66; Lucha Liberty; The Mysterious Strangers; The Intrepids
“Congratulations on the latest issue of FUTILITY, puny humans! Despite the fact you apparently put more effort into drawing Red’s than you do into our handsome insectoid forms, your monkey brethren keep coming back for more. It ‘s no wonder why your species is in such decline.” – Andy Mant, The Mants
“We all love hearing about other people’s shitty lives, and Red Hayes is the biggest loser of them all! Every issue of FUTILITY is jam-packed with Red’s intergalactic mishaps. You want to feel sorry for him but, really, you can’t help feeling great about yourself. I love FUTILITY comics because of this.” – Danko Jones, Model Canadian.
“FUTILITY is a strange, funny, gut-turning parody that could make a person question the acceptable limits of cartoon violence.” – GMB Chomichuk, Award winning writer and illustrator of Midnight City; Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal
Orange Planet Horror is the fifth, King-Sized issue of the independent comic FUTILITY created by artist Cam Hayden and writer Rick Overwater. This graphic novel edition is published by Coffin Hop Press Ltd., an Alberta based small press publisher of dark crime and weird fiction. Issues #1-4 are available now through local comic shops throughout Alberta and via http://overwater.ca/futility . Issues #1-4 will be collected in a second graphic novel in 2019 by Coffin Hop Press.