EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Wood & Donaldson's "The Massive" #1

Brian Wood's "The Massive" ongoing series debuts in June

In advance of its Earth Day plans to present all three chapters from "Dark Horse Presents" as a free digital one-shot for 24 hours this Sunday, Dark Horse has provided CBR with an exclusive preview of "The Massive" ongoing series by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson. This weekend's promotion not only gives readers a taste of the upcoming creator-owned title, but also offers fans a downloadable order form for the first issue to bring to their local retailer.

Wood's newest series focuses on the adventures of a band of environmentalists in a world that has already fallen into ruin and examining their lives and travels when the battle for the environment has long since been lost. "The Massive" is Wood's first creator-owned ongoing title at Dark Horse and began as a feature in "Dark Horse Presents."

"'The Massive' is one of several story ideas I came up with that I refer to as 'post-crash.' In each case, that means something a little different -- an economic crash, and environmental crash, a breakdown of society, a man-made disaster of some kind," Wood told CBR in 2011. "Basically, a disaster story that starts after the disaster has already come and gone. That probably sounds a lot like 'post-apocalyptic,' but in no way am I writing this as genre. But yeah, in the case of 'The Massive,' this is an environmental collapse, a rather unique one, and the story starts in the aftermath."

In addition to the single issues of "The Massive," Wood recently announced at Emerald City Comicon 2012 the inclusion of print-only bonus material in the spirit of material included in the back of his creator-owned series "Demo." Wood described each issue of the series as its own "director's edition" with deluxe features that aren't crucial to reading and understanding the story.

Check out the exclusive preview pages below, download the free digital one-shot on Earth Day and stay tuned to CBR for more on Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson's "The Massive."

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