Following the launch of Joe Satriani’s debut comic book series, Crystal Planet in January, issue #2 is now set to release this June. Created by Satriani and Ned Evett, the series is released in conjunction with Incendium and Heavy Metal Magazine under the all-new music focused OPUS imprint. Crystal Planet #2 is available for pre-order now, with limited quantities of Crystal Planet #1 still available for order here, while supplies last.
‘Crystal Planet #2 opens with a death in the family that raises even more questions for Satchel Walker as he takes his first perilous steps on the journey to Crystal Planet. Racing through the night in a banged-up station wagon with his father’s old guitar and lifelong friend Sarah Fortune at the wheel, their world is about to change forever, and the swarm is hot on their trail.’
Crystal Planet begins as a five-issue series. The first print edition of each issue is released as a prestige format limited edition collectible comic book, featuring cardstock covers, specialty foil treatments, glossy pages, and individual numbering. Each first printing is limited to 1998 copies at $19.98.
There is also an exclusive limited-edition bundle available to purchase. It features Crystal Planet #1 signed by Satriani, a sublimated hat, an art print of the Crystal Planet #2 cover and an enamel pin.
The world of Crystal Planet is also scheduled to extend beyond the printed page into toys and collectibles. A Joe Satriani Crystal Planet action figure is available to pre-order for $29.95, featuring Joe in a Tri-Diver suit from the comics with his signature Crystal Planet Ibanez guitar.