Salvage vessel Cortes tracks the Lonely Orphan, a planet with no star system to call its own. Somewhere on this hostile rock is a payload fit for a king. To attain it, though, the crew of the Cortes must brave razor rock, poisonous vapors, treacherous footing, and… the most mind-numbing horrors imaginable. Struggling to stay alive, they are beset at every turn by horrors from their own nightmares. Now, they have discovered that they are not alone on the planet, and the other inhabitants welcome them… as sacrifices to an elder god. Stranded on a vicious, murderous, seemingly intelligent planet, the crew of the Cortes must reevaluate what it truly means to survive, and what they are willing to do in order to spare their own lives. Rogue Planet is a twisting descent into cosmic horror from an all-star creative team including the writer of the runaway hit Sixth Gun and the artist of Doctor Strange!
Cosmic horror done right, this is a fast paced page turning adventure into fear itself, with some mind blowing visuals and concepts that were somewhat familiar, but in a pleasantly horrifying new way. I do have a lot of world building questions, but I was completely satisfied with how the story was structured and resolved.