Nepotism* alert! But also cool art! Famed webcomic Penny Arcade and Cryptozoic are putting out their first periodical comic in the shape of THE LOOKOUTS, a six-issue miniseries by writer Ben McCool and artist Robb Mommaerts. Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik provides some alternative art such as that seen below. The comic will be available digitally starting next week and in print August 29th.
Penny Arcade andCryptozoic Entertainment™ are proud to announce the launch of an all-new comic book series, The Lookouts, based on the fan-favorite Penny Arcade web comic. Previewing with issue #1 July 11 – 15 at San Diego Comic-Con and in stores nationwide on August 29th, The Lookouts story was developed by Penny Arcade’sJerry Holkins, Cryptozoic’s President and Chief Creative Officer Cory Jones, and Choker writer Ben McCool. The Lookouts is written by McCool with art byRobb Mommaerts.
This ongoing series tells the story of a group of young boys who join the Lookouts, where they must learn the secrets of the magical Eyrewood Forest. Badges are earned by the Lookouts as they learn to survive and master their perilous environment. Each six-issue arc will focus on a new badge and an exciting journey for the young trainees, starting with the “Riddle” badge in the first arc. Additionally, each issue will contain a two-page spread from The Lookout’s Handbook, featuring an inside peek at this mysteries of Eyrewood Forest and information on additional badges.
The Lookouts #1 will preview at San Diego Comic-Con with two exclusive covers, one by Penny Arcade’s Mike Krahulik and one by Doug TenNapel. The Lookouts #1 will launch in comic stores nationwide on August 29, 2012 with one cover by Rob Mommaerts. The comic will also be available digitally starting July 6th on comiXology mobile apps for Apple iOS, Android, and more.
Cryptozoic will host a The Lookouts #1 launch party at the Cryptozoic Comc-Con Store, 411 Market Street, San Diego, on Friday, July 13th from 8 to 11 pm. Stay tuned to Cryptozoic on Facebook and Twitter for more details.
[*Ben McCool is married to the owner of this site.]
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