Has anyone asked Artificial Intelligence if it wants to make the world better?

The Future, A.I., Humans and the questions those bring up seem to be at the heart of Dark Horse Comics new release, GREGORY SUICIDE, a graphic novel materializing in stores this week and in book-form December 5th.

We’ve read and watched sci-fi like this before, but rarely has it been so beautifully displayed in graphic form. Bringing to mind classic science-fiction stories like BLADE RUNNER, LOOPERWESTWORLD and MINORITY REPORT, the novel uses its art as a backdrop for a universal story about human struggle. Featuring the tale of an A.I. character who must terminate himself over and over, GREGORY SUICIDE ups the danger when he attracts the attention of a newer, more dangerous A.I., and those bent on his destruction.

The hardcover graphic novel is written by Eric Grissom (Deadhorse) with art by Will Perkins (Beware… Comics). “Gregory Suicide is the hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever worked on,” explains Perkins. “It deals with what it means to be flawed and the wonderful humanity in that, all while tackling our disposable society. There is also a heart in Eric’s writing that you don’t find in typical genre comics.” 

Interested readers can discover more about this futuristic mystery, and even download a free prologue, here.

But before you do, ask your computer if it’s Ok.

An obsolete A.I. program known as Gregory wakes in an unfamiliar world and is haunted by the memories of his past lives, each ending in death by his own hand. On the path to discovering the truth about himself, Gregory slips into the trenches of two opposing forces: the deadly A.I. who replaced him and a group of humans who want to destroy him and all his kind. In the end, Gregory must choose a side in the coming revolution and the key to everything may lie in the strange visions he has between life and death.