1991

Nathan Never

Nathan Never

After two years of preparations worthy of a cinema "colossal", three gifted young script-writers (Michele Medda, Antonio Serra, Bepi Vigna), already known from their contributions to Martin Mystère and Dylan Dog, launched the first science fiction series of the "Bonellian" new trend. In 2099 (but it would be better to say in 2177, if we abide by our Gregorian calendar), the great urban conglomerations of this Earth will be technological infernos of steel and concrete, subdivided into several levels and populated by mutants, unscrupulous criminals, psycho-narcotics dealers, and so forth. In this panorama of generalized chaos, the State has set up private surveillance organizations that sell security at inflated prices. The most famous of these is the Agenzia Alfa, the workplace of Nathan Never, a morose but tenacious former police officer tormented by gloomy memories, who has to contend with trigger-happy cyborgs, ill-tempered scanners and very powerful multinationals that are plotting against mankind. Together with the fascinating and energetic Legs Weaver and other staunch companions, he fights his war in defense of values that nobody seems to believe in any more: Law and Justice. In this scenario reminiscent of "Blade Runner", he becomes the protagonist of petrifying science fiction thrillers, when an imaginary future blends with realistic and hard-boiled detective story plots, which gradually define his identity. Who is Nathan Never really? What is hidden in his troubled past? Is he a hero or an anti-hero? Perhaps he is simply a human being in a less and less human world.