Anomaly by Skip Brittenham

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Building a better tomorrow today…

The planet we call home slowly dies beneath us.

Most humans now live in teeming surface “Terrarium Cities,” off world colonies or orbiting space stations. All of earth’s resources have been depleted.

All corporations, nations and technologies have merged into THE CONGLOMERATE, whose Enforcer Battalions now conquer whole planets to feed its shareholders’ insatiable appetites.

THE CONGLOMERATE,  which began with the spirit of the best mankind had to offer, saved humanity from itself by taking us to the stars and has become the most ruthless profit machine to ever exist.

Never use a robot when a human will do…

Dishonorably discharged from the Conglomerate’s elite Enforcer Corps, Jon is doing a job too lowly for a robot. He leaps at the chance to go on a peaceful, first contact mission to an untainted world. Playing armed babysitter to Samantha, the daughter of a powerful Conglomerate executive, shouldn’t be too hard.

What could go wrong?


For Jon, it’s a relief to get away – on an easy assignment protecting a couple of do-gooders visiting a peaceful new planet. For Samantha, it’s a mission to change the world. For Jasson, it’s a chance to put his theories to the test.

Being marooned on Anomaly where technology doesn’t work, the terrain is lethal and the creatures even more so, Jon quickly learns he’s not the man he once was. Dark secrets surround the various species that call this world home. Jon’s actions here have the potential to ripple across the void of space, and touch everything in it… Maybe even the Conglomerate…

But when Anomaly sprouts synthetics-eating viruses, flesh-eating mutants and deadly magic, it becomes a race against which form of death will come first. Who will survive? Who will return?

Join us on an adventure that reclaims our humanity and saves a world!

Bonus: includes Anomaly UAR that integrates the print and virtual experience like never before.

About Skip Brittenham

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Brian Haberlin is the award-winning creator of such comics as WITCHBLADE and ARIA. He is known as an innovator and technical guru to the comic community at large. Skip Brittenham is a senior partner of Ziffren Brittenham LLP, one of the country's premier entertainment law firms.
Published November 15, 2012 by Anomaly Publishing. 370 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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This superbly well-crafted sci-fi epic is massive in scope and scale--and takes up the disk space to prove it.

Jan 17 2013 | Read Full Review of Anomaly

Publishers Weekly

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In the year 2717, an interplanetary first contact mission to an unexplored, sentient-inhabited planet dubbed Anomaly unwittingly finds itself set up by a corrupt government official who, in order to further his own nefarious schemes, arranges for them to be stranded without hope of returning.

Aug 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Anomaly

Book Reporter

Pages in the book that are “live” can then be scanned by the reader’s mobile device, which makes objects on the page not only 3D, but also interactive…meaning readers can play along and take on some pretty cool monsters and machines on the pages.

Nov 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Anomaly


Here, you try it: In a grim dystopian future (Blade Runner, Soylent Green, Brazil) dominated by an evil, soulless corporation (RoboCop, Avatar, Alien), a brash young military recruit is sent on a hopeless mission (Starship Troopers, Aliens, Alien 3, Event Horizon, Avatar again) to a distant plane...

Jan 09 2013 | Read Full Review of Anomaly

Starburst Magazine

Similarly, the fantasy design goes down a familiar route, with Muties who look like WWF wrestlers with antlers, and multiple borrowings from Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy (the People are noticeably elvish and one species, the Gigantus, bears a marked resemblance to a cave troll).

Nov 12 2012 | Read Full Review of Anomaly


Anomaly, the world, is more than worthy of that level of exploration, with multiple intelligent races, each with their own unique biology, vying for space.

Jan 02 2013 | Read Full Review of Anomaly

A Patchwork of Books

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Jul 10 2012 | Read Full Review of Anomaly

Alternative Magazine Online

Anomaly is a gigantic 368-page hardback science fiction graphic novel written by Skip Brittenham and Brian Haberlin, with art by Skip Haberlin and Geirrod Van Dyke.

Nov 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Anomaly

The Gaming Gang

THE CONGLOMERATE which began with the spirit of the best mankind had to offer, saved humanity from itself by taking us to the stars has become the most ruthless profit machine to ever exist.

Dec 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Anomaly

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