Zhia Malen is a native of the planet Valius, and has been sent to the planet Earth with an important mission.
Make sure humanity never comes to her world.
Planet Earth is currently running on fumes in terms of resources. Humanity, however, won't be content to just sit back and wait to die off. They're intent on moving to a new planet, and Valius is looking pretty good to them.
Zhia and her team (Madame Coza, Mariol, and Finn) have been deployed to Earth to make sure that doesn't happen.
The comic was published by Image Comics on July 13th, 2016.
Horizon contains examples of:
- Alien Blood: The people of Valius have light blue blood.
- Attack Drone: In Iowa, while Coza, Mariol, and Zhia are moving through a wheat field to where Finn's tracking device is located, they are being pursued by a military drone.
- Chairman of the Brawl: When Alderman Howe manages to get loose from the chair he's tied up in, he uses it as a weapon against Zhia
- Couldn't Find a Pen: Zhia finds a message Finn wrote in his blood on a mattress. It's a list of names and identity codes, Zhia figures they're meant to identify his captors.
- Holographic Disguise: Coza, Mariol, and Finn all have vests that project these over their bodies.
- In the Hood: Zhia is wearing a blue hoodie at the end of Issue #6 after the mission's over.
- Killed Mid-Sentence: When the guards who escorted Finn back to his cell see he has a gun, one of them manages to get out "Oh shi-" before Finn blows his brains out.
- One-Word Title: Horizon, naturally.
- Tracking Device: Coza, Mariol, and Zhia follow the signal from Finn's beacon to a house in Iowa. They discover it inside the corpse of a human.
- Translator Microbes: In one scene, Zhia is trying to fix the chip in her head. While she's doing this, the TV can be heard spouting gibberish. Once she fixes it and places it back in her head, though, the words morph into perfect English.