Chimera was an American comic book published by CrossGen Entertainment from March to July 2003. It was a mini-series that ran for four issues. Chimera was most notable for its artwork. Produced by Brandon Peterson the artwork was a blending of traditional and computer-enhanced techniques.
Chimera tells the story of Sara Janning who carves away massive chunks of ice as part of a tritium mining operation on the frozen world of Serevan. Serevan lives on the edge of Chimeran space, there she has been trying to hide her genetic makeup from the Chimeran Imperium, an empire of over 200 planets. When a stranger arrives on Serevan, however, Sara is discovered and it seems that not even the distant world of Serevan is far away enough to escape the notice of the Chimeran Imperium.
Sara returns home to where a scientist, Isaiah, has been working on a robot, called a Carapoid. Left over by an ancient race called The Progenitors, Sara treats it as a pet of sorts naming it Rover. It is also revealed that Isaiah was the one who provided Sara with a masking device to hide her DNA from the Imperium.
The next day when clocking in for work Sara is again approached by Jason Bryce. When clocking in Bryce’s DNA is picked up by the Chimeran Imperium. This results in a fleet being mobilized by the Chimeran Imperium which heads directly to Serevan.
Unaware of the approaching fleet Sara heads out onto the ice with Jason Bryce as a partner. While searching for Tritium Rover unexpectantly unleashes a laser from its optical. As the laser begins to burn a hole in the ice the ground starts to shake. With the ground giving way trio fall into a dark hole. When they awake they find themselves in front of a buried ship, later revealed to be a ship of The Progenitors.