Monday, November 23, 2015

Kaptara Thrives on the Outlandish


Chip Zdarsky is no stranger to, well, the strange. When he teams up with Kagan McLeod though for Kaptara, Vol. 1: Fear Not, Tiny Alien gets even stranger. In December, Image Comics will release the trade paperback that collects issues #1-5 in December.

A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash-land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Join Zdarsky and McLeod as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part completely in this epic story of punching and love!

Kaptara, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-557-3) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 23rd and bookstores on Tuesday, January 5th, and will be available for $9.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code AUG150535. It can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Full press release below.
KAPTARA, VOL. 1 IS A HILARIOUS SCIENCE FICTION ADVENTURE
The first story arc of the humorous adventure is collected into trade paperback

“Epic, exciting.” —Entertainment Weekly

“I wish I could look and act like a villain written and drawn by Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod.” —John Waters


Bestselling writer Chip Zdarsky (SEX CRIMINALS, Howard the Duck) teams up with artist Kagan McLeod (Infinite Kung-Fu) for the laugh-out-loud romp, KAPTARA, VOL. 1: FEAR NOT, TINY ALIEN. This collects issues #1-5 into trade paperback and will be available in December.

A space expedition goes horribly wrong because if it didn’t there would be no story! Reluctant explorer Keith Kanga and his crew crash-land on KAPTARA, a world filled with danger and weird danger and dangerous weirdos! And if he can’t survive, then Earth, the place where YOU live, is doomed! Join Zdarsky and McLeod as they put the “fi” back into “sci-fi” and pretty much disregard the “sci” part completely in this epic story of punching and love!

KAPTARA, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-557-3) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, December 23rd and bookstores on Tuesday, January 5th, and will be available for $9.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code AUG150535. It can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

Praise for KAPTARA:

“Quite funny.” —Comic Book Resources

"Kaptara is an exciting and smart comic, one that hits all the right notes and utilizes a diverse cast of characters you can't help but latch on to.” —IGN

"This is a topsy turvy acid trip where a Queen slightly resembles Miyazaki and a Prince similar to Conan on steroids are characters.” —Bloody Disgusting

“In just one page, motivational orb already seems poised to be the next Lying Cat.” —Multiversity Comics

“Strap on your space boots and get ready for Chip Zdarsky and Kagan McLeod to take you on a space trip… Expect the unexpected.” —ComicVine

“Funny and smart .... Zdarsky and McLeod work well to create a mix of striking action and wry humor.” —Paste Magazine

“Kagan McLeod’s work… has something for everyone. His characters are spindly and Steve Ditko-esque but also very detailed… From the very first page, he thrusts us into a world that we are sure is not our own and that we want to learn more about.” —Newsarama

“There are no rules with Zdarsky’s science-fiction fantasy Kaptara… a captivating, genre-bending narrative with lush, wildly imaginative visuals. It’s a very different book than Howard the Duck, but the two titles share a cheeky wit that reads as distinctly Zdarsky, establishing a writing voice that is as strong and confident as his work as an artist.” —Los Angeles Times’ HeroComplex

“Insane.” —Houston Press

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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