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Cover to The Massive #1

The Massive is published by Dark Horse Comics. The cover price is $3.50.

Publication Dates

Last Issue

The Massive: Ninth Wave #5: 13 Apr 2016

Current Issue

The Massive: Ninth Wave #6: 11 May 2016

Next Issue

none scheduled


Final issue was #30.


Main Characters

  • Callum Israel - Captain of the Kapital, current leader of Ninth Wave Conservation Group, former sniper with Blackgate PMC.
  • Mag Nagendra - Second in command aboard the Kapital. Former Blackgate PMC.



Minor Characters

Other Characters/Places/Things

Recent Storylines

The Massive: Ninth Wave #6

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

The Massive: Ninth Wave #5

Past Storylines


Trade Paperbacks

  • The Massive, vol. 1: Black Pacific - Collects #1-6. "Follow the crew of the Kapital from the flooded remnants of Hong Kong to Unalaska, with stops in Antarctica and Mogadishu, as post-Crash ethics and economics are explored across a broken world." - WorldCat - ISBN 1616551321
  • The Massive, vol. 2: Subcontinental - Collects #7-12. "Still adrift and on the hunt for their sister ship, The Massive, the crew of the Kapital—all that’s left of Callum Israel’s dwindling environmental-activism group Ninth Wave—are challenged at every turn as they face mutiny, sharks, snowy isolation, and the tempting possibility of a new life on a utopian sea station. The strain of life in a crumbling world, as well as secrets about Israel’s failing health, threaten to destroy a crew stretched to its limits." - WorldCat - ISBN 1616553162
  • The Massive, vol. 3: Longship - Collects #13-18. "Callum Israel and Ninth Wave go head to head with a disgraced comrade threatening nuclear war, a rogue faction of the US Navy working as pirates in New York Harbor, and a colony of Norwegian whalers who hunt in the Viking tradition." - WorldCat - ISBN 1616554460
  • The Massive, vol. 4: Sahara - Collects #19-24. "Callum Israel and the crew of the Kapital face Arkady, Israel's former colleague bent on revenge. When the Kapital is bombed, Callum and Mag head into post-Crash Europe to confront Arkady. But what they ultimately discover may lead them to their long-lost ship, The Massive. Meanwhile, Mary appears in the Sahara Desert, guarding a convoy of fresh water, holding a secret that might unravel Callum for good." - WorldCat - ISBN 1616555084



  • The Massive, vol. 1: Black Pacific - Collects #1-6. - Kindle


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Creative Team

Writer/Creator/Covers: Brian Wood. Artist/Creator/Covers: Kristian Donaldson.

Publishing History

First published in 2012.

Future Publication Dates

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

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