Marvel Comics has announced a collaboration with Dustin Bates, lead singer and founder of the multi-media, modern rock band Starset, along with writer, Peter David (Ben Reilly: Scarlett Spider, Spider-Verse) for an all-new original 88-page graphic novel, The Prox Transmissions.
Starset’s albums, joined by videos, websites, novels and live performances, were created as part of the “over-arching concept”, known as The Starset Society. The Starset Society is dedicated to publicizing “emerging, near-future technologies” and looking at their “social, economic, political, and philosophical impact” on society. The Starset Society has teamed up with Marvel Comics for this new original graphic novel.
In The Prox Transmissions, a secret transmission from the far reaches of the galaxy falls into the hands of SETI radio astronomer Dr. Stephen Browning. His world begins to unravel as he discovers the cryptic message including information of advanced technology and a dire warning from the future. After Browning seeks aid of Dr. Aston Wise, the two set off on an journey to discover the meaning of the transmission, only to discover that they are pawns in a much bigger game. Humanity hangs in the balance as powerful forces vie for control of the future, with only Wise and Browning to stop them.
I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to create this graphic novel with Marvel Comics on behalf of The Starset Society. I’ve been a fan of Marvel since I was a little kid wishing I was the Hulk (and little did I know how much I’d end up identifying with Bruce Banner as I grew into adulthood). It’s an honor to be working with such an iconic brand to spread the inception story of the Society via The Prox Transmission.
Here’s our order informtion for the new OGN arriving in September:
THE PROX TRANSMISSIONS
WRITTEN BY DUSTIN BATES & PETER DAVID
ARTWORK BY MIRKO COLAK & MORE
COVER BY SKAN
On sale this September!