Written by: Charles Soule
Illustrated by: Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque, Joëlle Jones, Drew Moss, Ryan Kelly, Langdon Foss, Alise Gluškova with Dan Jackson, Sarah Stern
A new oversized, hardcover edition of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series about presidency and first contact, packed with extras like creator commentary, sketches, concept art, and more! This third volume collects the interstitial one-shots focusing on the astronauts of the Clarke—why they signed up for a one-way trip, and what they hoped to accomplish on their journey—as well as the mysterious Builders, who are responsible for the End, a powerful force that hurtles toward Earth and its billions of inhabitants.
President Stephen Blades struggles with how to tell the people of Earth that most of them won't survive the End. But when he learns that even the 666 humans he hand-picked will fall victim to the End, it seems all hope is lost. The same can be said for the crew of the Clarke, crash-landed on Mars after sabotaging the Builders and their escape ship. Now at the mercy of the Builders, who have followed them to the red planet in order to exact revenge, Charlotte and Overholt do what they can to keep their crew alive—for as long as they can hold out.
In the eleventh hour, the future of humankind will be left in the hands of those who chose to lead.