Astronauts are rather cagey individuals. They're up there, floating around in space, making faster than light jumps and generally gallivanting all over the place. They're pretty close to what many would call heaven, but the jury's still out as to whether or not God really hates them. According to Ryan Browne though, God does and he's offering a new story this September from Image Comics in God Hates Astronauts.
"Jumping from weekly web-comic to large scale epic adventure has been extremely challenging and rewarding,” said Browne of his transition from webcomic to Kickstarter project to an ongoing print series with Image Comics. “It was very important to make God Hates Astronauts #1 a perfect jumping on point for new readers, while having enough allusions and references to the old material for the series' die hard fans. I hope you guys like astronaut farmers with laser pitchforks, space crab armadas, and three-dimensional cowboy narrators! Rest assured, it will all make sense yet be as stupidly-ridiculous as the law will allow!"
In God Hates Astronauts, a NASA-funded group of arrogant "super people" must stop a rash of farmers that have been using rocket-powered silos to launch themselves into outer space. As these Astro-Farmers fire themselves all over the galaxy, NASA must utilize their every resource (a guy with a ghost-cow head, a bunch of magic bears, and a Chicago cop with robot arms) to avoid an intergalactic incident.
The first issue of God Hates Astronauts arrives in stores September 3rd and will be available for $3.50 and can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code JUL140440. There will also be a variant cover featuring art by Geof Darrow available to pre-order with Diamond Code JUL140441.
Full press release below.