Bill Sienkiewicz comic
TMS: The Machine Stops Is a three issue comic book series adapted by writer Michael Lent and artist Marc Rene from the E.M. Forster short story, "The Machine Stops." The story describes a world in which humans have lost the ability to live on the surface of the Earth. They dwell below the earth in vast colonies of individual pods where nearly all life functions and interaction with others is through the Machine. However, one rebel believes that there is more to life than the Machine. Further, the system may be breaking down with extinction of Mankind imminent. Time is running out if humans are to survive by returning to the natural world on the surface before the Machine stops.
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With his dying breath, an Indian Shaman unleashes an ancient curse upon his murderers, the miners of Brimstone, and the richest gold stake ever found in the High Sierras. A week later, the town is overrun and its communication lines cut. With all the honest men fighting the Civil War, the desperate mining investors put together a collection of outlaws, killers and thieves to re-take Brimstone ... by any means necessary. Led by 'The Viper,' a brooding gunslinger whose brutal exploits are the stuff of Western legend, the vicious posse finds the bullet-ridden town littered with dismembered corpses but its gold stores untouched. In Brimstone, the most feared men in the West have finally found the very heart of fear.