Joe Harris unveils 'Great Pacific' trailer - watch
With art by Martin Morazzo, the new Image Comics political thriller explores the life of a man who declares the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to be a sovereign nation.
The trailer introduces Chas Worthington, a billionaire who lays claim to the real-life collection of waste that has grown in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
"From the very beginning, Great Pacific was going to strive to be an exploration of the basic 'Man vs. Nature' archetype, but with this twist, since nature has been subverted by man in our series," Harris told Comic Book Resources.
"[Great Pacific] is really about pride, ambition and even vanity: believing you've got the answers and being willing to smash your head through walls before you realise you don't have all of them.
"It's about living up to expectations, and the cost that burden can take. It's about striving to do big things in a world that can't seem to solve its problems anymore, and what happens when you bite off more than you can chew."
Great Pacific will debut in November.