The Solar Grid Issue #7


Humankind may have gravitated to Mars, but as they say—once a colonizer, always a colonizer.


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

Issue 07 of The Solar Grid sees human beings venture further into space when a tourist group from Mars visits Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons. Only this time, their tendency to gawk at the original dwellers and dismiss them as primitive beings will bite them back, right where it hurts the most. We also witness life on Earth’s moon, a cool, disciplining buffer between the wealthy elite of Mars—who remain connected via a singular virtual ecosystem called Hively, nullifying any and all individual thought—and the wretched left behind on Earth.

However life on Earth continues to grow and bloom, and even as those left behind scrap together a life, objects left behind will guide a chosen few to revolution.

Inching closer to the finale, The Solar Grid begins to plant the seeds of rebellion.

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 June 2022-October 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 3 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 in



Saddle-Stitched Comic




July 27, 2022

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