Look to the stars with Lion Forge’s “Quantum Mechanics” this October
“Comics for everyone” is a good goal, and Lion Forge continues their streak of quality content for readers of all ages with Quantum Mechanics. From writer and artist Jeff Weigel, the series will be published under Lion Forge’s Caracal imprint for middle-grade readers. It’s a space adventure with space pirates, space truckers, and if the cover is to be believed, space mustaches. Sold.
Per Lion Forge:
LION FORGE ANNOUNCES THE FIRST TITLE UNDER THE NEWLY MINTED CARACAL IMPRINT
Jeff Weigel’s Quantum Mechanics to Be Released in October 2018
ST. LOUIS—As the library world descends upon New Orleans this week for the American Library Association’s annual conference, the most talked about graphic novel publisher unveils plans for the first title under the Caracal banner.
“Quantum Mechanics was one of my very first acquisitions at Lion Forge, and I’m so glad its publication is coinciding with the launch of our new Caracal imprint,” says Andrea Colvin, editor in chief. “Jeff really knows middle-grade readers, and with this story he’s created a deeply fun and exciting science-fiction world in which girls get to save the day with their knowledge of mechanics and engineering. This is the space adventure we all need!”
Growing up on her father’s salvage yard on a remote, barren asteroid, Rox has always wanted to experience more of the galaxy. Her best pal, the natural mechanic Zam, has always wanted better spacecraft to tinker on. When a space hauler arrives one day with a broken tractor beam, the kids think this might be just their chance to earn some money to repair one of the junked spaceships and set out on adventures. But when it turns out the captain of the hauler is none other than the dread space pirate known as Red Myk, adventure is exactly what they get!
After being kidnapped, Rox and Zam encounter a group of down-on-their-luck space truckers, forced into piracy after a shipping conglomerate took control of a wormhole and effectively put an end to transport operations in that region of space. A final confrontation with the shipping conglomerate will force the two to make decisions and alliances that will directly affect the future of their quadrant of space.
“I’m thrilled to have my book, Quantum Mechanics, coming out under Lion Forge’s Caracal imprint,” says Jeff Weigel. “It was a great experience working with my editor, Andrea Colvin, and with the other editorial and production folks there. I think Lion Forge’s approach to publishing represents the future of the comics industry, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Quantum Mechanics will hit comic shops on October 10 and other retailers on October 23.