The “Hacktivist” team of writing duo Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly and artist Marcus To are back together for a teenage space adventure titled “Joyride,” and CBR has the exclusive first look at the wraparound cover and solicitation text for issue #1 of the new four-part miniseries from BOOM! Studios.
The debut issue of “Joyride” finds protagonist Uma Akkolyte and a group of other teenagers hijacking a ship and launching into space after she receives a message from beyond — only for them to stumble across something completely unexpected.
Joyride #1 (of 4)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writers: Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Artist: Marcus To
Cover artist: Marcus To
Format: 32 pages, full color
On sale: April 13
Synopsis: What’s to Love: After working together on Hacktivist and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials original graphic novel, the writing duo of Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (“Batman and Robin Eternal”) join forces once again with artist Marcus To (“New Warriors,” “The Flash: Season Zero”) for their first creator-owned series that takes readers to the stars in this space epic with a punk-rock attitude, perfect for fans of “Young Avengers” and “Runaways.”
What It Is: In the future, Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the dumb World Government Alliance watching over them, training children to join the militarized Allied Youth and eliminating all resistance with a giant ray gun. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first and leaps before she looks, and when she gets a strange message from outside the barricades of SafeSky, she jacks a spaceship and punches through the stratosphere with an unlikely crew of teens who are totally not ready for what they’re about to find.
Lanzing, Kelly and To’s “Joyride” #1 is scheduled to land at retailers on April 13.