Chain—Welcome to Whitebear, Alaska, just a thousand miles south of the North Pole. The population
in summer is about two hundred. In winter, when the temperature regularly hits twenty below zero, the population
dwindles to about twenty. Josephine ("Joe") Widjaja is a year-rounder. At 30 years old, she runs a small depot for
prop planes out in the snow. She's tough, independent, and haunted by a past she doesn't want to talk about. But
that's fine, because Whitebear is a place for loners, people who've opted out of a conventional life. Ice
truckers and hippies, maybe a student from the marine biology center. It's a quiet, beautiful, tough life. And
Joe likes it that way. But all that changes one night when a helicopter crashes near her depot. Not just any
helicopter, either -- this one was carrying the richest man in the world, tech impresario Del Dison. A wounded
Dison is brought to the local bar, where the other residents of Whitebear are gathered for a start of winter
party. Here, a wounded Dison issues a warning to the town. In a matter of hours, a virus released into the air
years ago will cause the food chain to essentially invert. Insects, birds, fish, every few hours another strata
will turn on man, until every living creature is trying to kill us. Even as he tells Joe and the residents of
Whitebear about what's coming, the news reports start...insects, swarming people around the world. But Dison has
an offer for the townsfolk, one that just might save them, or cause them to tear each other apart.
Chain is a tense, claustrophobic thriller set against the end of the world. Beautifully illustrated by Ariela
Kristantina, it's a take you won't soon forget.
Ariela Kristantina is an artist from Jakarta, Indonesia, best known for her work on Insexts
(Aftershock Comics), Mata Hari (Berger Books/Dark Horse Comics), Deep State (Boom! Studio), and The
Logan Legacy (Marvel Comics). She has also contributed covers and illustrations to other companies
including Image and DC Comics; character designs and assets to other projects (indie movies,
Kickstarter, and video games) since her first debut in 2014. In 2022, she co-created CHAIN with
Scott Snyder for Image Comics.