Simon Spurrier and PJ Holden Present Numbercruncher!


Simon Spurrier has revealed on his blog that he is collaborating with PJ Holden on a new creator owned project called Numbercruncher!

The series is set to be published as ten 8-page black & white episodes, in the pages of “a long-running UK Magazine”. After which, it will be collected, coloured, and published in the US as an Original Graphic Novel.

I’m a huge fan of both Simon’s writing and PJ’s artwork, so it’s fair to say that I’m pretty excited about this one! From the pitch posted below, it sounds like it’s going to be a hell of a thrill-ride, so you should all definitely be sure to check it out!

To see an exclusive 4-page preview of the first installment of the series, head to Simon’s blog:

The Pitch:

Dying young, a brilliant Mathematician enters the afterlife and discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator. He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated within the lifespan of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut-short each life.

It falls to one such agent – the surly Bastard Zane – to put a stop to the time-twisting romance once and for all, before the Mathematician can pull-off his greatest trick and escape Existential Justice forever.

Which Is To Say:

Numbercruncher is an off-the-wall romance mixing time-travel, life-after-death and coal-black comedy. It’s Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind meets Doctor Faustus by way of Quantum Leap; all seen through the eyes of the pseudo-villain sent to punish “the hero” of the tale. It’s utterly unusual, vaguely insane, and unexpectedly heart-warming: a metaphysical sci-fi romantic crime-noir time-twisting comedy-thriller, in 80 hardboiled pages.

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  1. [...] Rebellion have released a teaser image for Numbercruncher, a new series by Simon Spurrier and PJ Holden, which is set to start in Judge Dredd Megazine #306. The series will be told in 8 page chunks, which will be spread over 10 issues of the Megazine. For more info, see here. [...]

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