Series Synopsis

Burn was once human. He also had a family and friends, until a metallic angel of death took everything from him. This mechanical monster, Shoftiel, was one of many living machines made to help humanity that revolted and declared war on their creators. It tore through Burn's home and wreaked havoc on his city until the buildings collapsed, crashing down upon them. Emerging from the rubble, Burn and Shoftiel discover their once separate bodies have become one -- neither human nor machine, but a freak union of both. Internally their minds are caught in a raging battle for control. Just as mankind must struggle against the sentients for survival, Burn must find the strength to overcome Shoftiel's genocidal programming to retain whatever's left of his humanity.

Creative Staff

Creator: Camilla d\'Errico
Writer: ers
Writer: Scott S
Penciler: Camilla d’Errico
Colorist: Steve Whitmire

Issues


Burn [Trade]
$9.95

ISBN: 9781897548103
Welcome to a world where humans and mecha co-exist. What was once thought to be a symbiotic relationship between humans and machines has turned into a full-scale war due to rising resentment by their human creators. In one of the towns, a 13-year-old boy named Burn will find out the true meaning of horror. The arrival of the sentient Shoftiel, a machine programmed to destroy mankind, will forever link the two in a battle of fates. One action, one desperate act of self-preservation will forever change the fate of man and machine.

Issue 1
Diamond Code: MAR083434
Burn is 13 and has no cares in the world, happily playing with his friends while his family watches the setting sun, until that happy reality is shattered by the arrival of an angel of death. This is the beginning of the end.

Issue 2
Diamond Code: APR083547
Now that Burn's world has collapsed, he finds himself a walking machine, a living genetic abomination. Burn's reality exists now only in his mind, imprisoned in his own subconscious, struggling to find answers. The mechanical monster, Shoftiel, controls the body like a puppet master, marching the boy across the dessert towards a new city. Intent on finishing his mission, nothing will halt Shoftiel's march.

Issue 3
Diamond Code: MAY083594
Burn, a boy fused with a mecha, continues his struggle to find understanding in the madness that is his world. Could the answer come in the innocence of a young orphan girl? And enter the Bikers...

Issue 4
Diamond Code: JUN083649
A conflict of epic proportions erupts between human and mecha, with Burn and his metallic half Shoftiel, right in the middle. What will this battle mean as Burn continues his struggle to regain control of his life?

Issue 5
Diamond Code: JUL083653
Convalescing from the battle of his life, Burn meets another young man struggling with tragedy in his world. Burn may find answers in this kindred spirit, or has his new friend already suffered too much?

Issue 6
Diamond Code: AUG083740
This is the end of the beginning. As the internal struggle for Burn's body comes to a conclusion, so does the outward struggle between man and machine. Who will live? Who will die? And how will the survivors cope?