Thousands of years ago, a desperate alien race built a colossal sleeper ship - an ark - to escape their dying sun, setting a course toward a new and distant world. A single volunteer was to be awakened from stasis every hundred years to serve as their protector and caretaker, before finally training the next one. But something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's engines have failed, and the ark is trapped in a dark void - infinite, silent and deadly - where even the light of stars can't enter. The newest caretaker awakens to an empty ship. His predecessor's body lies decaying against a bulkhead, beneath monstrous images of impossible beings drawn in blood. And the horrifying vision of an alien on fire hovers outside the ship, as the bang of rocky fists on the hull echoes throughout darkened hallways... PLUS: A bonus page written by Jonathan Hickman - WHO ARE THE G.O.D.S.?