Matthew Spradlin and Tariq Hassan's Planet 9 from Antarctic Press Cancelled Before Publication

Matthew Spradlin , writer of Bad Kids Got To Hell, The Adventures Of A Comic Girl and Devils, and Tariq Hassan had a new comic book series, Planet 9, planned for Antarctic Press earlier in the year. Four issues were solicited, but it seems that none will now be published.

It was one title from a series of books from the Rok Comics publishing group, relaunched in 2018 by independent comic and graphic novel producer Matt Stacey with an aim to adapt the titles into movies. Rok Comics is a part of ROK Group of Companies, a global network of services and brands including mobile phones, beers, spirits, spring water, games companies, crypto currency and emerging technology.

Here's what was planned… with such a company behind it, and work clearly on the way, might it pop up elsewhere? Maybe as a series of beer bottle labels?

Matthew Spradlin and Tariq Hassan's Planet 9 Cancelled Before Publication

PLANET 9 #1 (OF 4)
(W) Matthew Spradlin (A) Tariq Hassan
A mysterious planet on the far side of the galaxy has come back into Earth's view after thousands of years. Its visitors want our help in order to preserve their way of life, but their true motives will bring our very existence toward dark conclusions. Our biggest questions about who we are and what lies ahead once we pass on to the other side will be answered. But be careful of the answers you seek… the answers may be terrifying!

Matthew Spradlin and Tariq Hassan's Planet 9 Cancelled Before Publication

PLANET 9 #2 (OF 4)
(W) Matthew Spradlin (A) Tariq Hassan
The four alien ambassadors from Planet Nine offer answers to some far-reaching questions, ones we have asked since humans walked the Earth. However, the team of scientists may not like what is revealed to them.

Matthew Spradlin and Tariq Hassan's Planet 9 Cancelled Before Publication

PLANET 9 #3 (OF 4)
ANTARCTIC PRESS
(W) Matthew Spradlin (A) Tariq Hassan
The four alien ambassadors head back to Planet Nine, where they confront a fifth alien and reveal their true plans for Earth. Glenis and Brandon contemplate the aliens' symbolic names and discuss dark visions, while Ron gains insight into the aliens' agenda from the local Hopi Indians.

Matthew Spradlin and Tariq Hassan's Planet 9 Cancelled Before Publication

PLANET 9 #4 (OF 4)
(W) Matthew Spradlin (A) Tariq Hassan
Glenis and the other team members initiate a plan to stop the visitors from Planet Nine as they take steps to enslave the souls of all people from Earth!

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