Thursday, June 12, 2014

God Hates Astronauts


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.
MAGIC BEARS AND COPS WITH ROBOT ARMS IN GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS,
NEED WE SAY MORE?
The webcomic sensation returns in
an all-new ongoing print series with Image Comics
First announced at the C2E2 conference, Ryan Browne’s (THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS, BEDLAM) farcical cult-sensation GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS returns with a new story this September from Image Comics.

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.

"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 makeGod 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!"

The first issue of GOD HATES ASTRONAUTS arrives in stores 9/3 and will be available for $3.50. It 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.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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