Image Comics has unveiled Mike Mignola's variant cover for Sea of Stars #1, the first issue a new series by Jason Aaron, Dennis Hallum — who is actually Dennis Hopeless writing under an alias for some reason — you're not fooling anyone, Dennis — Stephen Green, and Rico Renzi. Described as The Neverending Story crossed with Miyazaki and said to appeal to fans of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender, the first issue is set to hit stores in July.
Check out the press release, and Mignola's variant cover, below:
MIKE MIGNOLA COVER REVEALED FOR JASON AARON, DENNIS HALLUM, AND STEPHEN GREEN'S NEW SCI-FI EPIC SEA OF STARS
PORTLAND, OR 05/10/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to reveal a special Mike Mignola (Hellboy) cover for the forthcoming Sea of Stars by Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Thor), Dennis Hallum (Cloak & Dagger, Vader: Dark Visions), Stephen Green (Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.), and Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen), an ongoing series launching from Image Comics this July.
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…?
As Hallum told Deadline, "Jason and I talked about co-writing a story for years, but our sensibilities are so different it never clicked. He had an adventure story about a little boy swimming through the stars. I wanted to turn it into an ice-truck driver who's kid goes missing in the arctic. Our brains just wouldn't line up. Instead of compromising, we decided Stephen could pull off both stories at the same time."
Sea of Stars is a brand-new science fiction series with all the scope and heart of the The Neverending Story crossed with the imaginative weirdness of Miyazaki and promises an intense, galaxy-spanning adventure perfect for fans of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Descender.
Sea of Stars #1 Cover A by Green (Diamond Code MAY190023) and Sea of Stars #1 Cover B by Mignola (Diamond Code MAY190024) will be available on Wednesday, July 3. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is this Monday, June 10.
Sea of Stars #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.