Friday, November 21, 2014

Archaia Delves into Rocket Salvage

Rocket Salvage #1 Cover A

A good sci-fi adventure is all sorts of enjoyable. Lovable characters, zany trips and just a general sense of whimsy can be sensed by the reader. And since Guardians of the Galaxy, all those characteristics appear on full display in more and more works; works such as Rocket Salvage from Archaia. Writer Yehudi Mercado and artist Bachan give new meaning to the term “space race” with this six-issue limited series about a disgraced former rocket racer named Primo Rocket and his clone kids as they take off across the galaxy to escape the alien gangsters targeting them.

“Yehudi and Bachan are exactly who you want to take you on a crazy racing adventure through space,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “They’re two high-energy storytellers who are great at building new worlds. And Rocket Salvage just happens to be filled with racing-obsessed aliens and rocket ships! But the heart of this story is about a family sticking together against all odds, and that’s what makes it a special project.”

Primo Rocket was the fastest racer in the galaxy until a crash changed his fate and that of his space-station-city home, Rio Rojo. Now, Primo is the owner of a spaceship salvage yard with his two “kids,” clones Beta and Zeta. But everything changes after they become the target of a manhunt leading them on a string of intergalactic adventures. It’s up to this dysfunctional family to stay together and, ultimately, save their home.

Rocket Salvage #1 arrives in comic shops from Archaia on December 17th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141161. The main cover is illustrated by series artist Bachan, with an incentive cover by Mercado. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is November 24th. Full press release below.
Hop Into the Driver's Seat with Archaia's New Original Series 'Rocket Salvage'


Rocket Salvage #1 Cover B

Rocket Salvage #1 Retailer Incentive Cover (1:10) by Yehudi Mercado

November 19th, 2014 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Archaia, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, invites you to pull on your racing gear and rev up your engines this December for the new sci-fi adventure series Rocket Salvage. Creator/writer Yehudi Mercado (Guardians of the Galaxy: Universal Weapon; Pantalones, TX) and artist Bachan (Imagine Agents) give new meaning to the term “space race” with this six-issue limited series about a disgraced former rocket racer named Primo Rocket and his clone kids as they take off across the galaxy to escape the alien gangsters targeting them.
“Yehudi and Bachan are exactly who you want to take you on a crazy racing adventure through space,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “They’re two high-energy storytellers who are great at building new worlds. And Rocket Salvage just happens to be filled with racing-obsessed aliens and rocket ships! But the heart of this story is about a family sticking together against all odds, and that’s what makes it a special project.”

Primo Rocket was the fastest racer in the galaxy until a crash changed his fate and that of his space-station-city home, Rio Rojo. Now, Primo is the owner of a spaceship salvage yard with his two “kids,” clones Beta and Zeta. But everything changes after they become the target of a manhunt leading them on a string of intergalactic adventures. It’s up to this dysfunctional family to stay together and, ultimately, save their home.

Rocket Salvage #1 arrives in comic shops from Archaia on December 17th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code OCT141161. The main cover is illustrated by series artist Bachan, with an incentive cover by Yehudi Mercado. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is November 24th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.
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Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey's Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV's The Woods; Mark Waid's Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox's vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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