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Late 21st century and Earth has been reduced to an uninhabited wasteland. What was left of humanity was evacuated into overpopulated space stations, or 'Habitats'. A hotbed for crime and strange new religious sects, the Habitat Security Division has no shortage of work. No-nonsense Investigator Bridget Kurtis soon finds herself embroiled in a life or death struggle with a ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 12th 2017 by 2000 AD
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Alex Sarll
A plausibly depressing near future in which humanity didn't wise up, Earth has been abandoned, and we're stuck in equally short-termist orbital habitats which are starting to show their age. And, as in any desperate situation, apocalyptic cults are blossoming... ...more
Tazio Bettin
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I went to this comic con in London where I was a guest and while touring me a round, the immensely kind Anthony Garnon showed me this comic book and told me "if you like hard sci-fi and like The Expanse, you'll love this". I checked the pages and wasn't exactly impressed at first. They definitely looked like something... different. Not exactly my cup of tea. But I was intrigued, and read it and it blew my mind. The art, as was my first impression, is that mixture of not being what usually att ...more
Laura Lawson
An interesting start. I will be keeping an eye for more of them.
Stuart McMillan
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I did read this in 2000AD where it was first published and Abnett's storytelling with Culbert's visualisation was captivating at the time.

Re-reading as a completed series brings a fluency to the storytelling that is fantastic. The premise of a dead earth, with people living in habitats on the brink of existence is deftly introduced in a few panels.

Our Habitat Security Division (HSD) protagonist, Bridget Kurtis is, basically, the cop in this buddy-movie drama. The buddy is called Brink btw!

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Kevin
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Got this because it’s by the creative team behind the very cool Wild’s Ends (a sort of Wind in the Willows/War of the Worlds mash up?)
This is is nothing like that book except in quality. Originally serialized in 2000AD so it reads with the rhythm of Law&Order (short scenes, always starting with a little exposition) but the world of Brink is big time sci-fi.
Earth is abandoned and everyone lives in a series of space stations. We follow two officers who get involved in a possible sect crime (cult)
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Paudie Sca
Mar 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
I felt it was a bit slow to get started but really pulls you in as it goes.
Therese
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Exactly what you'd expect from both Abnett and Culbard. Great storytelling and art to match. ...more
Rory
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
INJ Culbad is one of my favourite comic book artists. I'll read anything he works on. Add in a deep SF mystery from Dan Abnett, and boom! Sold! ...more
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