Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA — Imagine that you have become imprisoned
within a suit of armor…and that it has fused with your entire nervous
system. How will you eat? How can you touch anything or anyone? How will
you cope when even the simplest of bodily functions are denied you?
Fused! Is more than merely a sci-fi/superhero series. It is, instead, a
psychological horror/thriller that places an ordinary man in one of the most
terrifying predicaments imaginable.
Former Spawn: The Dark Ages writer Steve Niles joins forces with
artist/painter Paul Lee to bring this unique and unsettling vision to light.
Offers writer/creator Steve Niles, “This isn’t just a big guy in a suit. I
think our take on this concept is fresh and exciting. This is a real human
with a life, a family, and a wife who has become encased in a virtually
The man who becomes fused inside of the Cy-Bot is a young scientist/engineer
named Mark Haggerty, who lost his hand in service to his country. Unlike
armored heroes of the past, however, his first instinct isn¹t to save the
world, but to ensure his survival and reclaim his life.
“Being trapped inside the suit is the least of his problems,” Niles
continues. “He’s stuck in the middle of a grudge war between rival factions
in the U.S. government and there are government-sanctioned superheroes
hunting him. Then, to make matters worse, he¹s being blamed for his own
murder.” Fused! is an ongoing, full color Image comic debuting in March 2002
and will be released on a bi-monthly basis.
The first four-issue story arc, “Canned Heat,” introduces readers to Mark
Haggerty, the Cy-Bot he has become, and the life-altering predicament he
finds himself in.
With stunning art and a compellingly original story, Fused! promises to be
the next big hit for Image Comics.
SPECIAL NOTE: A creative team change was made from the original solicitation
to ensure timely delivery of the first issue.