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‘Space Ace’ blasts off at CrossGen

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Official Press Release

[Space Ace #1]
Saving the universe, rescuing damsels in distress, battling malevolent
menaces, and experiencing puberty a second time. It’s all in a day’s work
for a hero, right?

SPACE ACE, based on legendary animator Don Bluth’s cult classic video game,
follows the intergalactic exploits of the amazing Ace, astro-babe Kimmy, and
one-time nemesis Baby Borf, in a hilarious cosmic thrill ride. Brought to
you by CrossGen publishing client MVCreations, the six-issue all-ages
adventure blasts off on August 20th.

“Building on our MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE series, MVCreations recently landed
the exclusive rights to produce comic books based on the hit video game
Space Ace from the Don Bluth Group and Dragon’s Lair, LLC,” said MVCreations
Marketing Director Jonboy Meyers. “With popular ’80s toy lines enjoying
success in the comic book format, video games are a natural choice to be
given the illustrated treatment.”

“As a kid I spent too much of my own lunch money playing video games, Space
Ace in particular,” explained MVCreations Art Director Matt Tyree. “Space
Ace pushed the boundaries of what a video game could look like, and set the
standard for game graphics and quality game play.”

“We’ve lined up some talented people for the series,” stated MVCreations
President Val Staples. “Penning the book will be Robert Kirkman (Tech Jacket
and Invincible), with pencils by up-and-comer Paulo Borges, and colors by
Pat Duke. It’s shaping up to be one fantastic looking book! Robert’s writing
really stays faithful to the story established in the original game, but
puts his own patented spin on things. Expect a lot of high action and comedy
to drive the story. Old fans and new fans alike will not be disappointed!”

“The art that MVCreations has produced is dropping a lot of jaws in the
Bullpen,” stated CrossGen Director of Marketing & Communications Bill
Rosemann. “It’s amazing how closely they’ve captured the signature look of
Don Bluth’s art. It’s like discovering a Space Ace sequel game that we never
knew existed!”

“Will there be any other Bluth-created properties making their way into the
comic book format anytime soon? Absolutely,” said Meyers. “Don created a lot
of timeless properties which naturally translate into comics! So stay
tuned!”

Retailers and readers can order SPACE ACE #1 in the May edition of Diamond
Comics Distributor’s Previews catalog.

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