SPACE BASTARDS — the high-octane, outrageous comic series about murderous mercenary mailmen in space — is returning to Kickstarter. SPACE BASTARDS: VOLUME 2 features stories co-written by Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey with artwork by The Boys artist and co-creator Darick Robertson, Boo Cook (2000AD), Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd), and Clint Langley (2000AD)…
In the future, violence is everywhere. Corporations are exploiting the weak and disenfranchised. And while America has taken to the cosmos, unemployment is rampant, infrastructure is crumbling, and basic services are unreliable. Getting mail between planets is damn near impossible. And when you’ve got nothing left to lose, you join the Intergalactic Postal Service. No paperwork. No boss. No punching a clock (though someone somewhere is definitely getting punched). Postal carriers are encouraged to intercept, kill, and steal from each other to complete deliveries. The courier that actually delivers the package gets paid. The ones that don’t—even if they survive—get squat.
The wild ensemble cast of SPACE BASTARDS features an unemployed accountant, a death row inmate, a divorced real estate agent, an alien immigrant, a raging alcoholic, a retired privateer, and a former executive assistant in their new lives delivering packages for the Intergalactic Postal Service. Under the volatile leadership of Postmaster General Roy Sharpton, these Space Bastards are forever at each other’s throats trying to settle scores and earn big money.
“We’re bringing SPACE BASTARDS back to Kickstarter to crowdfund the DIRECTORS’ CUT, a unique and content-stuffed series of hardcover books that allows you to experience this sprawling universe and all the ongoing stories within it the way we originally intended,” said writer Joe Aubrey.
“Due to the nature of its ensemble cast, Volume 2 is as easy an entry point as Volume 1 for new readers. By crowdfunding SPACE BASTARDS, we can continue to pay advances to the artists and keep telling these twisted stories of the Intergalactic Postal Service,” added writer Eric Peterson.
The Kickstarter features SPACE BASTARDS prints by Darick Robertson, Colin MacNeil, Clint Langley, and superstar artist Simon Bisley.
Here’s what people are saying about the larger-than-life cast and death-defying antics of SPACE BASTARDS:
“Space Bastards is one of those comics I love because it’s clear from the first page that everyone involved just turned the volume up to 11 right at the start and never once turned it down…. This book is a blast.”—SYFY WIRE
“A series of surreal and often bloody vignettes by some of the best artists in the business…. A Looney Tunes-esque parade of debauchery and dynamism.”—SCREENRANT
“Tarantino like….Who better to bring their story to life than The Boys’ Darick Robertson?”—GEEK VIBES NATION
“45 pages of sheer adrenaline, of gritty action-packed sci-fi storytelling.”—COMIC BOOKCASE
“New planets!, corrupt governments!, aliens!, dinosaurs! and blatant sexuality!. That hologram naked lady newscaster was interesting… This first issue is chock full of the best kind of insanity. I am dancing in my seat waiting to see what comes next. This has totally hooked me, and if you need a laugh, it’ll hook you too!”—FANGIRL NATION
“Robertson brings all of his famous grit and gore to Space Bastards.”
— MONKEYS FIGHTING ROBOTS
“Fun and gruesome.”—MAJOR SPOILERS
“Robertson brings all the raunchiness, chaos, and hilariousness that made The Boys such a great series to Space Bastards…. Space Bastards is a gut punch parcel ride that makes you laugh and keeps you guessing until the end. ”—AIPT
“It’s REALLY over the top. The blood flies. The heads splatter. The violence is ultra… Space Bastards #1 is a lot of fun.”—GRAPHIC POLICY
“A brash, ballsy book with a dark and satisfying humour.”—COMICON.COM
“An original concept with a lot of violence and action to get your teeth into.”—IMPULSE GAMER
“A fast-paced, action-filled intergalactic romp.”—THE GEEKIARY
“Do not miss it.”—SPARTANTOWN
“If you like gruff, morally questionable heroes, then you might be a fan of these bastards.”—EVERYTHING ACTION
The Kickstarter for SPACE BASTARDS: VOLUME 2 goes live on Monday, January 18.
Joe Aubrey is the co-writer and co-creator of Space Bastards. When not thinking of new ways to kill futuristic postal workers, he can be found eating, paying bills, and wondering how his life became almost unmanageable. Before he had kids he read comics, enjoyed sci-fi movies, and played first-person shooters. He and his wife live in Arizona with a lifetime collection of alcohol and two increasingly entitled children.
Eric Peterson has written some independent comic books, including Jesus Christ: In the Name of the Gun. It isn’t as good as Space Bastards though. Read Space Bastards. Eric likes cats and lives in the desert.
Darick W. Robertson is an American artist best known for his work as a comic book illustrator on series he co-created, notably Transmetropolitan, The Boys, and Happy!. Robertson has illustrated hundreds of comics in his twenty-plus years in the industry.
Delivering Action SPACE BASTARDS — the high-octane, outrageous comic series about murderous mercenary mailmen in space — is returning to Kickstarter. SPACE BASTARDS: VOLUME 2 features stories co-written by Eric Peterson and Joe Aubrey with artwork by The Boys artist and co-creator Darick Robertson, Boo Cook (2000AD), Colin MacNeil (Judge Dredd), and Clint Langley (2000AD)… In the future, violence is everywhere.
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