The Solar Grid Issue #5


He was there before it all began…


Radix Media is proud to present issue five of The Solar Grid, a serialized comic by Ganzeer.

He was there before it all began…

Sharif Algebri is not just the founder of Skyquench. He is not just the richest and oldest man of all time. Nor is he just a daring, madcap innovator. Sharif Algebri’s role in the new world—a world partially existing under water, a world imagining life on planets other than Earth, a world not too distant from the one we live in now—is key to understanding how life on Earth evolved to what it is in Ganzeer’s The Solar Grid. Whether a villain or a hero—Algebri’s role is the most important of all.

Things reach a headway in this fifth issue of the series that author Warren Ellis calls “big, complex, eccentric, with some marvelous stylistic choices and some serious intelligence.”

Purchasing this subscription gets you all ten comics. The Solar Grid will be serialized across ten saddle-stitched comics. Issues 1-5 will run from April 2021–August 2021, and issues 6-10 will run from April 2022–August 2022. Following the project’s completion, we will publish a limited edition box set comprising all ten issues for the most ardent readers to pick up.

What People Are Saying

“Gorgeous political science fiction comics for grown-ups.”

—Saladin Ahmed, Black Bolt

“Protest on a flooded planet, cyborg kids scavenging a ruined Earth, a billionaire technocrat desperate to alter the world to suit his vision. With vibrant and distinct art for each of these linked stories, The Solar Grid is an exhilarating and important slab of sci-fi comix.”

—Corey J. White, Killing Gravity

The Solar Grid is absolutely brilliant, an all-too-realistic glimpse into what would become of Earth were racist settler-colonial technophile powers allowed to endure.”

—Dominic Boyer, Energopolitics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene

“Panels jut out and the action frequently crashes the gutters, bumping up against an incorporation of fierce design acumen.”

—Dominic Umile, Hyperallergic

“A detailed and dark world filled with thought provoking echoes of our own, and following the money reveals that freedom is an expensive illusion.”

—Heidi MacDonald, The Beat

“This is a story of revolution, the powerless taking power back from the powerful.”

—Aymann Ismail, Slate

“[Ganzeer is] a chameleon and adapts his visuals to the content.”

—Carlo McCormick, Curator / Art Critic

“I could throw some comparisons out there, calling Ganzeer a punk rock Eddie Campbell or a mad summon brought about by Alan Moore’s political work in the 80s. All that, however, would be selling the artist here short.”

—Patrick Larose, Reviewer

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 in



Saddle-Stitched Comic




August 18, 2021

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