Stellar Takes Off This June

Strap in for an all-new science fiction tale from Joseph Keatinge and Bret Blevins

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 spins out of the Top Cow Pilot Season and and had a Pilot Season: Stellar #1 (available on eBay) issue that was written by Robert Kirkman, also had a sketch variant that had a SRP of $10 when it came out. Worth the grab if this Skybound book takes off.

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 (Diamond code: APR180484) hits comic shops Wednesday, June 13th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, May 21st.


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4 Responses to Stellar Takes Off This June

  1. Jonathan hoffman says:

    I like the cover and have judged it, looks cool!

  2. Killerwit says:

    I’ve found that Joseph Keatinge’s ideas are better than their ultimate execution. Pass

    • agentpoyo says:

      I feel the same. I see a new book and think.. this looks cool. Then I see its by Keatinge and like, meh.

      • agentpoyo says:

        And I gave Shutter a try, I’m surprised its gone for as long as it has or did. I didn’t even pick up issue 2. Same for Ringside which sounded awesome at the time… Didnt make it to issue 2 with that one as well.

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