Bears in space?! Not so preposterous after all. On Monday, BOOM! Studios revealed a first look at the forthcoming graphic novel Space Bear by cartoonist Ethan Young, which will hit shelves this summer through the publisher’s KaBOOM! imprint for young readers. For the astronaut bear Pilgrim Finch, empathy is key as he jets into the unknown.

Here’s a full synopsis:

Pilgrim Finch is an adventurous astronaut bear who explores the cosmos with a mission to bring samples of life back to his home planet. But when he crash lands on a new planet full of surprises and danger around every corner, Pilgrim will be forced to question his orders and learn that there’s only one mission that matters—compassion for all living creatures, no matter the stakes!

Space Bear will be available June 17 at your local comic shop and June 23 at your local bookstore, as well as through digital retailers including the BOOM! Studios webstore. For more information, visit Check out a five-page preview below.

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