Fabulous news from Image Comics this week, Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum, and Stephen Green‘s incredibly good galaxy-spanning new series Sea Of Stars issue 1 is going back to print.
(Sea Of Stars issue 1 – 2nd Printing – cover by Stephen Green)
I reviewed issue 1 here and thought it was rather damn fine…
The blurb on the back cover of Sea of Stars issue 1 reads… ‘A father. A son. And a whole lot of space between them.‘ I’ll go a little further than that… how about ‘Finding Nemo without the fishes and in space, with a little Lion King thrown in‘.
That’s the setup for this wonderful new Image Comics story from Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum, and artist Stephen Green. It really was nothing like what I was expecting it to be – and I definitely mean that in the best way. Sea of Stars is a wonderful older kid-friendly space adventure that deserves, on what this fabulous first issue delivers, to be a huge success with young and old.
Issue 1 is now being rushed back to print, complete with a new cover from series artist Stephen Green, and will be available from 21 August in your local comics shop. If you missed it the first time, now’s your chance to catch up with a fantastic comic series!
Here’s the Image Comics blurb for Sea Of Stars…
When recently widowed Gil gets a long-haul gig across the universe, he figures it’s safe enough to bring his young son Kadyn along for the ride—that is, until their “big rig” gets bitten in half by a gigantic Space Leviathan! Sea of Stars follows Gil, now separated from his son—with a breached suit that’s venting oxygen at an alarming rate—as he struggles to defy the odds and stay alive long enough to rescue Kadyn. But meanwhile, Kadyn seems to be getting all the help he needs from a talking Space Monkey riding a Space Dolphin… or maybe it’s the strange powers he’s suddenly manifesting…?
There’s a real joy in both the story and art of Sea of Stars, with young Kaydn a particular delight, but there’s also all a melancholy thread running through it that adds so much. All in all, Aaron, Hallum, and Green really have delivered that best of things, a near perfect first issue with character, story, hooks, excitement.
SEA OF STARS Issue 1, Lost in the Wild Heavens. Written by Jason Aaron and Dennis Hallum, art by Stephen Green, colors by Rico Renzi, letters and design by Jared K. Fletcher. Second Printing available 21 August.