It’s been two years since the most recent issue of Gerry Duggan and Phil Noto’s unfinished The Infinite Horizon arrived on comic store shelves. Now some
unofficial news the series might will finally wrap up soon. in the near (?) future. The October solicits for Image include the next installment. (Jump to the bottom for the details.)
But first, according to a comment posted by Jon Gorga:
I just met Phil Noto (artist of “The Infinite Horizon”) last night at an art gallery opening of his work here in NYC and he said the last issue is in process and that there will be a trade-paperback collection out eventually.
Okay, so that was posted back in February and we’ve heard nothing from Image since. But it’s a sliver of hope for fans of this modern-day retelling of Homer’s The Odyssey will cling to it. Originally solicited as a six-issues series, only the first four books of The Infinite Horizon have been released since the series debuted in December 2007. The most recent one has a pub date of April 2009.
We only got around to reading issues 1 through 4 this past weekend.
It’s not our fault!
Here at Comic Book Junkie, we like to build up a read pile for rainy days made up of a short run on a series or a mini-series we’re curious about with the intention of reading a nice chunk of story. We’ve been waiting patiently for this series to near its end before cracking open the first issue along with a cold beer and sipping on both. Phil Noto’s art looked gorgeous. Duggan’s work is new to us, but the premise sounded promising enough to take a flyer on the book.
Digging through the long box, we stumbled upon the books and figured, fuck it, let’s read them already.
TIH is a smart, mature story about a husband and father’s single-minded mission to return home from a lost war in the Middle East as the world falls apart around his ears. The story is gripping. The characters are believable. And it features neither zombies nor giant robots (hurray!). Well, so far…
Now we really can’t wait for the final two issues. Hopefully Image can get the last two issues into the hands of eager readers sooner rather than later.
UPDATE Aug 5: It’s official! Infinite Horizon is back!
I picked up a copy of the latest issue of Previews on Wednesday. Flipping through the Image section while standing at the cash, lo and behold what do I see, but a solicitation for Infinite Horizon #5 – the penultimate chapter. I didn’t think I’d see the day.
And each issue from the series is available for re-order. If you haven’t read this one yet, ask your retailer to order the back issues. You will not be disappointed.