Monday, July 27, 2009

The Surrogates Operator's Manual: Special Hardcover Edition

The Surrogates Operator's Manual: Special Hardcover Edition Volume One and Volume Two

On September 25th, Surrogates (Touchstone Pictures) starring Bruce Willis hits theaters. This week, a special hardcover edition of the graphic novels from which the film was adapted is being published: The Surrogates Operator's Manual: Volume One and Volume Two.

About The Surrogates: The year is 2054, and life is reduced to a data feed. The fusing of virtual reality and cybernetics has ushered in the era of the personal surrogate, android substitutes that let users interact with the world without ever leaving their homes. It's a perfect world, and it's up to Detectives Harvey Greer and Pete Ford of the Metro Police Department to keep it that way. But to do so they’ll need to stop a techno-terrorist bent on returning society to a time when people lived their lives instead of merely experiencing them.

According to the publisher, Volume 1 collects all five issues of the acclaimed comic book series written by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele. Packed with bonus content, inside you will find never-before-seen sketches and artwork, as well as commentary from the creative team that brought this breakout story to the page.

In Volume 2, set fifteen years prior to the events of the first volume, The Surrogates: Flesh and Bone sheds light on the past that binds the cast together. From the streets of Central Georgia Metropolis to the boardroom of Virtual Self, Inc., it takes us on a journey through a city struggling to come to grips with its present. As much a cautionary tale as a story of suspense, this book reminds us that tomorrow will be determined by the choices we make today.

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