Friday, February 27, 2009

Astro Boy Movie Prequel Comic #1

Set for release in May is the first issue of a comic series published by IDW serving as a lead-in to the Astro Boy Movie story. This is a separate comic from the movie adaptation. Here's the official solicitation.

ASTRO BOY MOVIE PREQUEL: UNDERGROUND #1

Written by Scott Tipton, art by Diego Jourdan, covers by Jourdan and Ashley Wood.

He's back! Astro Boy makes his return to comics, paving the way for his exciting feature film debut later this year! It's an all-new Astro Boy adventure, with Astro exploring a strange subterranean kingdom in search of his lost father, encountering weird creatures large and small. But are they friend or foe?

32 pages, $3.99.
Diego Jourdan is a great artist who's work I know from Teenage Mutatnt Ninja Turtles and Transformers. He's an absolutely great choice for Astro Boy. You can check out his web page here.

If you want these comics, be sure that you visit your local comic book retailer and place an order ahead of time!

Source: Comics Continuum. Thanks to Al for letting me know!

4 comments:

Andrew said...

I love IDW's Star Trek comics and I have been really curious about their desire to bring back Astro. Everything I have seen of their plans so far has got me really excited. I can't wait to get my hands on th first issue (love how Jourdan does Astro's boots).

Diego Jourdan Pereira said...

Well, i hope you enjoy the comics too! We're halfway through the prequel (actually, it's a sequel) mini-series and having a blast so far :)

Ninjatron said...

Hey Diego! Thanks for dropping by. Very interesting to hear that this comic is a sequel not a prequel, since I figured it would be hard to make a prequel to a movie about the origin of the character.
Any word on who is coloring? I'm an artist too so I'd love to take a crack at it!

Sayonara.

Diego Jourdan Pereira said...

The great Tom Smith (Scorpion Studios) is coloring it :)