Bluth Blasts Off...
thanks to the folks at CrossGen, I finally know how the Space
Ace game ended. For resolving that open wound from my '80's
psyche, I am grateful.
promised by last week's release of art from Dragon's Lair,
here comes a comic based on Don Bluth's other
groundbreaking videogame. If fantasy isn't your bag, there's
always science fiction.
Our Friend @ CrossGen, Bill Rosemann:
years ago, master artist Don Bluth (An American Tail) rocketed
arcades into orbit by blending feature-quality animation with
revolutionary computer game play. Now, on August 20th, everyone
who loves the Bluth art
style is invited once again to a universe of lasers, star
ships and astro-babes! Completing the DRAGON'S LAIR one-two
punch, MVCreations and CrossGen proudly present SPACE ACE:
DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE #1!
on the hit SF-based arcade game, the six-issue mini-series
heralds the return of cosmic hero Space Ace, galactic hottie
Kimmy and their newly adopted -- and age regressed -- bundle
of joy Baby Borf! Picking up right where the video game left
off, our cosmic couple is looking forward to some quality
time... but that's hard to do when the effects of the Infanto
Ray keep de-aging Ace into the pint-sized Dexter! And to top
that off, they're being hunted by a dastardly villain who
may hold the cure to Ace's chaotic condition!
with Don Bluth has truly been a dream come true," stated
MVCreations group editor Leanne Shaw. "It's thrilling
to collaborate with someone who's had such an impact both
on the way we see animation and also on how animation itself
is now created. Don's films practically reinvigorated animation
in the early '80s and '90s, and his films and video
games pioneered the limits of technology within the animation
a tremendous honor to be working with Don and the entire Bluth
Group," continued Shaw. "They've been such a key
role in developing the story as well as hand-picking the entire
art teams for both titles. Both SPACE ACE and DRAGON'S LAIR
are absolutely gorgeous series that look more like animated
movies than comic books."
Robert Kirkman (Invincible) brings a quirky and witty side
to the entire adventure, incorporating everything we love
about space operas and seamlessly blending it with humor and
unbelievable comedic timing," said MVCreations president
Val Staples. "Robert is joined by penciler Paulo Borges,
who is a newcomer to American audiences. Paulo is a former
Disney artist, whose work has appeared in Europe and South
America; he jumped ship to work with Don Bluth on the project
of a lifetime! Meanwhile, colorists Pat Duke and Grafiksismik
have pulled out all the stops to create an eye-popping color
palette that will just blow you away! This will definitely
be a book that will stand out from the crowd!"
just not time for thumbnails today, but we have uploaded the
artwork.Click on the links below to see the art in full color