Launched in 2014, Magnetic Press quickly made its presence known in the comic book industry thanks to its diverse line of narrative innovative and visually powerful stories. This summer, the company plans to add four new titles to its lineup, including a third installment in its popular series of wildlife graphic novels, Love. From fans of Her to fans of The Fast and the Furious, there’s something for everyone here. Check out the new releases after the jump!
An epic story in the vein of Pirates of the Carribean…if it were set in outer space; here’s Warship Jolly Roger:
WARSHIP JOLLY ROGER
Written by Sylvain Runberg, illustrated by Miki Montllo
In Stores July 2016
“In a gritty, star-spanning future, where mankind has colonized planets throughout the galaxy, former Confederation Commander Jon T. Munro was serving a life sentence for a war crime he was forced to commit. When a prison break runs amok, however, he seizes the opportunity to escape with a ragtag team of cons to form a small crew of pirates with one goal in mind: confront those who unjustly made him a pariah. And the first step in their plan is to steal the notorious battle cruiser he once commanded, the state-of-the-art warship called “The Jolly Roger”.
An envelope-pushing sci-fi tale of space pirates and political intrigue is, WARSHIP JOLLY ROGER is written by Sylvain Runberg, with stunning artwork by master illustrator Miquel Montllo, mixing the the emotional depth and excitement of sci-fi favorites such as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Starship Troopers,” told through an unforgettably innovative visual style.”
A young lion seeks his place in the world in the gorgeously rendered Love: The Lion:
LOVE: THE LION
Written by Frédéric Brrémaud, illustrated by Federico Bertolucci
In Stores June 2016
“A young lion wanders the Serengeti in search of a pride to call his own. But being alone, he is watched with cautious eyes by those families he encounters along the way, including a coalition of rival males in search of their own pride to conquer.
So the nomad searches patiently, waiting for the opportunity to claim his territory and find a new family. But loneliness can breed ferocity…
The third volume in the lavishly illustrated, award-winning series of wildlife graphic novels, each depicting a day in the life of different wild animals, told through the dramatic lens of Disney-esque storytelling, like a nature documentary in illustration. This exciting tale, written by Frederic Brremaud, is told without narration or dialogue, conveyed entirely through the beautiful illustrations of Federico Bertolucci.”
A slew of big name artists including Bengal and Rafael Alberquerque contribute to Hugo Broyler, where levitating car racing is the new hot, and deadly, thing:
Written by Mike Kennedy, illustrated by Francisco Velasco
In Stores August 2016
“Static-levitation racing has become the most popular — and dangerous — sport of the future, and down-on-his-luck former front-runner Hugo Broyler is about to find out just how dangerous it can be, on and off the track when he takes a transportation gig from a local crimelord. But a rabbit-hole of high-tech political conspiracy leads him to question his own sanity, when he starts to hear the voice of his former rival in his head, coaching him to use psychic powers he never knew — and may or may not actually – have…
Written by Mike Kennedy (Star Wars, Lone Wolf 2100), and illustrated by Francisco Paronzini (Stormwatch PHD, Immortal Iron Fist), with cover by the legendary EDUARDO RISSO (100 Bullets), and supplementary artwork from such fan-favorites as RAFAEL ALBUQUERQUE (American Vampire, Huck), LEANDRO FERNANDEZ (The Discipline, Queen & Country), MARCELO FRUSIN (Hellblazer, Loveless), GERMAN PERALTA (Moon Knight), MAX FIUMARA (BPRD, Abe Sapien), RENATO GUEDES (Wolverine, Superman), CAIO OLIVEIRA (Super-Ego, No More Heroes), BENGAL (Batgirl, Naja), DJET (Poet Anderson), MATTEO DE LONGIS (VOX), FRANCISCO RUIZ VELASCO (Pacific Rim, Hellboy), NATHAN FOX (DMZ, Haunt, Neon Black), BEN CALDWELL (Prez, Dare Detectives), ZACH HOWARD (Wild Blue Yonder, The Cape), DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON (Ghost Fleet, Space Mullet), BRYNDON EVERETT (The World of Cassyno), MICHAEL O’HARE (Birds of Prey, He-Man), FEDERICO DALLOCCHIO (Suicide Squad, Hawken), and BRENT MCKEE (Bowery Boys, Drones).”
Descender, Alex + Ada, and Essex County come together to form a tale of love and being in the future of Re*Pro*Duct:
Written by Austin Wilson, illustrated by Logan Faerber
In Stores August 2016
“In the future, robots have been legally granted the right to life. Their intelligence is not artificial. It isn’t the best approximation of a personality, but they develop and learn as the rest of us do. Their existence isn’t dominated by wonder, though. They mirror us in all the ways we would want, but also in those ways we wish they wouldn’t, often behaving like the worst of us. Welcome to the world of RE*PRO*DUCT.
Written by Austin Wilson (Six-barrell Shotgun), and illustrated by Logan Faerber (Oh, Killstrike!).”
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