Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Cartoonist: Dave Chisholm

Publisher: Scout Comics

Canopus #1, cover, Scout Comics, Chisholm
Canopus #1, cover, Scout Comics, Chisholm


This is the first issue in a 4-issue miniseries. Canopus is so many genres wrapped in one: Thriller. Horror. Science-fiction. Character study. It's all of them and none of them at the same time. But at face value, it's a mystery surrounding our hero's amnesia and identity, as she's trapped marooned alone, in space.

You definitely get an evocation of solitary space thrillers, like 2001: A Space Odyssey or Moon.


(Minor Spoilers)

Helen Sterling wakes up with no idea where she is or how she got there. Short term memory loss, it seems like.

She might not know a lot of what happened to get her here, but she knows she can’t get back to Earth, can’t even reach it to communicate with her base of operations.

She also knows the name of the star she's orbiting: Canopus.

As Helen searches for the materials necessary to get home, the mystery – and the danger –grows even deeper. And, all the while, brief flashes of fire light up her mind.