"Stellar" new series from Image coming this June
Capes and tights superhero stories are great and all, but sometimes you want something a little different in your comics. Image Comics have just the fix with their upcoming series Stellar, which scratches the itch for those wanting more science-fiction and space exploration in their comics. Stemming from an idea from legendary creators Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri, the series will be helmed by writer Joseph Keatinge and equally legendary artist Bret Blevins.
STELLAR TAKES OFF THIS JUNE
Strap in for an all-new science fiction tale from
Joseph Keatinge and Bret Blevins
PORTLAND, OR, 03/19/2018 — Writer Joseph Keatinge (GLORY, SHUTTER) and legendary artist Bret Blevins (New Mutants, Sleepwalker) team up for the spacefaring series STELLAR—created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri—this June from Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment.
Stellar was taken as a child and transformed into the ultimate weapon, one that would end an intergalactic war. She succeeded…at everything except finding peace. Now, she’s reduced to bounty hunting, scouring the worlds she’s broken in search of redemption.
But there are other weapons loose in the galaxy, and it seems they just can’t leave the war behind them.
“STELLAR is a capstone to everything I've written before, in a lot of ways,” said Keatinge. “It's a sci-fi book reflecting on sins’ past effect on the future, and overcoming them to go in a new direction. Robert bringing on Bret Blevins is an absolute dream come true, as his work has been a huge inspiration, ever since his work on Sleepwalker. That said, there's nothing like this in his entire oeuvre, and I'm hoping it's the first of many collaborations together.”
This June, STELLAR will transport you to another dimension—one filled with crashed spaceships, fast-talking aliens, and ageless wonders.
“STELLAR is a science fiction drama with lots of spectacular action, grit, and a great deal of heart—the perfect combination!” said Blevins. “It’s also an invigorating career turning point for me, because Skybound has afforded me the opportunity and the time to create the very best work I’ve ever done in comics. Robert Kirkman’s concept and Joseph Keatinge’s rich and subtle script have made for a joyous collaboration and inspired me to reach beyond what I thought I could do and surprise myself, and I hope, the readers. I’ve never worked harder on a comic book, and I’ve never been more excited for a project to reach the audience.”
Stellar #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on June 13, with a final order cutoff of May 21.